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Review: could Amlodipine besylate cause Loss of smell?

Summary: Loss of smell could be caused by Amlodipine besylate, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Zithromax, and have High blood pressure.

We study 17,397 people who have side effects while taking Amlodipine besylate from FDA and social media. Among them, 14 have Loss of smell. Find out below who they are, when they have Loss of smell and more.

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Amlodipine besylate

Amlodipine besylate (latest outcomes from 18,916 users) has active ingredients of amlodipine besylate. It is often used in high blood pressure, blood pressure management. Commonly reported side effects of Amlodipine besylate include weakness, high blood pressure, dizziness, fever, breathing difficulty.

Loss of smell

Loss of smell (latest reports from 19,269 patients) has been reported by people with nasopharyngitis, high blood pressure, sinusitis, nasal congestion, asthma.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 17,441 people reported to have side effects when taking Amlodipine besylate. Among them, 14 people (0.08%) have Loss Of Smell. They amount to 0.07% of all the 19,244 people who have Loss Of Smell on eHealthMe.

Trend of Loss of smell in Amlodipine besylate reports

Time on Amlodipine besylate when people have Loss of smell * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Loss of smell0.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Loss of smell when taking Amlodipine besylate * :

FemaleMale
Loss of smell35.71%64.29%

Age of people who have Loss of smell when taking Amlodipine besylate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Loss of smell0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%69.23%30.77%

Severity of Loss of smell when taking Amlodipine besylate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Loss of smell0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Loss of smell ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Loss of smell0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. High blood pressure (2 people, 14.29%)
  2. Hypertension (1 people, 7.14%)
  3. Nasal congestion (1 people, 7.14%)
  4. Partial seizures (1 people, 7.14%)
  5. Cough (1 people, 7.14%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zithromax (6 people, 42.86%)
  2. Prednisone (6 people, 42.86%)
  3. Gemfibrozil (6 people, 42.86%)
  4. Lorazepam (6 people, 42.86%)
  5. Atenolol (6 people, 42.86%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • I noticed it first about 18 months ago when everyone had to leave the office because of a noxious fibreglass resin smell - I couldn't smell it.

    My sense of taste has also been affected.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • can only smell really powerful smells like fresh coffee grounds.

    Reply

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