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Review: could Amlodipine besylate cause Tinnitus?

Summary: Tinnitus is found among people who take Amlodipine besylate, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Lisinopril, 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, 61 have Tinnitus. Find out below who they are, when they have Tinnitus 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)

Tinnitus

Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 20,147 Tinnitus patients)

On Jan, 27, 2015: 17,540 people reported to have side effects when taking Amlodipine besylate. Among them, 61 people (0.35%) have Tinnitus.

Trend of Tinnitus in Amlodipine besylate reports

Time on Amlodipine besylate when people have Tinnitus * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Tinnitus25.00%8.33%8.33%12.50%25.00%20.83%0.00%

Gender of people who have Tinnitus when taking Amlodipine besylate * :

FemaleMale
Tinnitus39.39%60.61%

Age of people who have Tinnitus when taking Amlodipine besylate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Tinnitus0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%1.72%6.90%22.41%68.97%

Severity of Tinnitus when taking Amlodipine besylate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Tinnitus10.53%26.32%63.16%0.00%

How people recovered from Tinnitus ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Tinnitus0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (17 people, 27.87%)
  2. High blood pressure (5 people, 8.20%)
  3. Anxiety (4 people, 6.56%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus (4 people, 6.56%)
  5. Depression (3 people, 4.92%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lisinopril (9 people, 14.75%)
  2. Simvastatin (9 people, 14.75%)
  3. Aspirin (8 people, 13.11%)
  4. Metoprolol tartrate (6 people, 9.84%)
  5. Atenolol (5 people, 8.20%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

CCY (3 years ago):

male, age 64, having tinnitus after 2 years taking amlodipine 5mg for hypertension.
my tinnitus is severe,
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    I was prescribed Atenolol years ago for tachycardia. I took it for many years with little to no side effects, aside from tiredness. I began having PVCs and later was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. My doctor put me on 5 mg. Bystolic and the tinnitus started. I took it about 1 year. My BP wasn't ideal, so he upped it to mg. and the ringing worsened. It's much louder. The report says this drug isn't ototoxic, but I never had tinnitus before taking it. Anyone else????
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    I wonder what my prognosis is for the future I am 62 years old and have lost muscle mass. I also have a very enlarged spleen. I have p-vera disorder and classic hemochromatosis
  • Could my occasional a-fib be caused by amlodipine?
    My a-fib comes and goes. A year ago I was having episodes occasionally, usually related to either caffeine or alcohol. After I stopped using either my a-fibs disappeared for 9 months, then in September I started having them again, suddenly increasing this month to 3 times per week. I have been taking 5 mg of amlodipine besylate per day for 7 years. With my cardiologist's permission I just recently reduced my dosage by half since my blood pressure was occasionally very low. Could the reduction in dosage actually have triggered the increased frequency?
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    I feel this tinnitus was induced from my taking the norgesic forte, that I no longer take for tension headaches. But I do take over the counter aspirin. Can the tinnitus ever go away?

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  • My doctor combined these two and ringing started a few days prior to my doctor prescribing Atenolol. Ringing, shakiness and mild anxiety episodes continued for 5 weeks. I have been able to sleep pretty good until I contracted the flu for about 5 days. I have recovered completely from flu.

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