Review: could Amlodipine besylate cause Itching?
Summary: Itching is found among people who take Amlodipine besylate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood pressure.
We study 17,555 people who have side effects while taking Amlodipine besylate from FDA and social media. Among them, 379 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching and more.
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Amlodipine besylate has active ingredients of amlodipine besylate. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from 19,098 Amlodipine besylate users)
Itching has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 88,273 Itching patients)
On Feb, 13, 2015: 17,555 people reported to have side effects when taking Amlodipine besylate. Among them, 371 people (2.11%) have Itching.
Time on Amlodipine besylate when people have Itching * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Itching when taking Amlodipine besylate * :
Age of people who have Itching when taking Amlodipine besylate * :
Severity of Itching when taking Amlodipine besylate ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Itching ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (104 people, 28.03%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (50 people, 13.48%)
- Coronary artery disease (15 people, 4.04%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (14 people, 3.77%)
- Prophylaxis (13 people, 3.50%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (73 people, 19.68%)
- Humira (49 people, 13.21%)
- Prednisone (46 people, 12.40%)
- Furosemide (44 people, 11.86%)
- Lisinopril (41 people, 11.05%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I was previously taking Propranolol for blood pressure which didn't bother me at all, but last year I developed a breathing problem and was given Symbicort to help get rid of wheezing. The Symbicort and Propranolol don't mesh well so I was then put on Amlodipine. The swelling, pain and itching occurred right away. I asked the pharmacist about it and also my doctor and they both said a small percentage of people have this problem on this medication. I have tried many times to get my doctor to take me off of this medication but he insists it is best for me, but I disagree. I really don't want to have this problem for the rest of my life and I also won't have any skin left on my legs from the scratching, not to mention the pain that accompanies the swelling which seem to creep up to my knees and thighs and sometimes is so painful I just go to bed to lay down and hopefully the hydroclorithiazide will remove some of this water so that pain will go away. The doctor also doubled my dose of Losartin and Hydroclorithiazide. I'm up about 4-6 times a night going to the bathroom so it also interrupts my sleep. Is anyone else having this problem. I would prefer to go back on the Propranolol and get something other than Symbicort that won't interact with each other. Then I won't have pain and itching all the time. Does anyone have any input on this. I would really appreciate it.
Thanks. Debbie CB
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