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Review: could Amlodipine besylate cause Peripheral neuropathy?

Summary: Peripheral neuropathy could be caused by Amlodipine besylate, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Lipitor, and have Hypertension.

We study 17,397 people who have side effects while taking Amlodipine besylate from FDA and social media. Among them, 36 have Peripheral neuropathy. Find out below who they are, when they have Peripheral neuropathy and more.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 17,397 people reported to have side effects when taking Amlodipine besylate. Among them, 36 people (0.21%) have Peripheral Neuropathy. They amount to 0.14% of all the 24,996 people who have Peripheral Neuropathy on eHealthMe.

Trend of Peripheral neuropathy in Amlodipine besylate reports

Time on Amlodipine besylate when people have Peripheral neuropathy * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Peripheral neuropathy0.00%33.33%0.00%33.33%0.00%0.00%33.33%

Gender of people who have Peripheral neuropathy when taking Amlodipine besylate * :

FemaleMale
Peripheral neuropathy43.24%56.76%

Age of people who have Peripheral neuropathy when taking Amlodipine besylate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Peripheral neuropathy0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%16.13%83.87%

Severity of Peripheral neuropathy when taking Amlodipine besylate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Peripheral neuropathy0.00%50.00%0.00%50.00%

How people recovered from Peripheral neuropathy ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Peripheral neuropathy50.00%0.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (12 people, 33.33%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (11 people, 30.56%)
  3. Ill-defined disorder (4 people, 11.11%)
  4. Hypercholesterolaemia (3 people, 8.33%)
  5. Hypothyroidism (2 people, 5.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lipitor (12 people, 33.33%)
  2. Hyzaar (11 people, 30.56%)
  3. Vicodin (9 people, 25.00%)
  4. Aspirin (8 people, 22.22%)
  5. Acetylsalicylic acid srt (6 people, 16.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (6 months ago):

  • Had no signs of neuropathy until my doctor changed high blood medicine. At first thought I had first signs of diabetes, but took test and I do not have diabetes. Right foot is just the big toe, the left food is the hole ball of the foot. IF I wear tennis shoes, it seems to go away or don't feel the numbness, but take off the shoes and I can tell my feet are just not the same as they use to be. Even tried taking over the counter vitamin B12 (heard that was a side effect.) it worked for a while. I want the feeling of my feet back!!

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  • From this study (8 months ago):

  • low dose prednisone (20mg) for 7 to 14 days at a time. 1 to 2 times a year until recently. now 5-6 times a year. Used to treat asthma wheezing uncontrolled by conventional medications, inhalers, and breathing treatments (albuterol)

    Numerous bacterial infections in sinuses. pseudomonas, bactroenterou, staph, (sorry about spelling) Just had a fourth sinus surgery. inflamed mucous lining

    Eosinophil count high. IGG in the 600's, Low IGM

    nueropathy in both legs. cold feeling in feet, no swelling



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