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Review: could Amlodipine besylate cause Loss of smell (Smell - impaired)?

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

We study 17,540 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 has active ingredients of amlodipine besylate. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from 19,081 Amlodipine besylate users)

Loss of smell

Loss of smell has been reported by people with nasopharyngitis, high blood pressure, sinusitis, nasal congestion, asthma. (latest reports from 6,767 Loss of smell patients)

On Jan, 27, 2015: 17,540 people reported to have side effects when taking Amlodipine besylate. Among them, 14 people (0.08%) have Loss Of Smell.

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. Nasal congestion (1 people, 7.14%)
  3. Cough (1 people, 7.14%)
  4. Tremor (1 people, 7.14%)
  5. Nasopharyngitis (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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