Review: could Amlodipine besylate cause Weight gain?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 7, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.3/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 16,531 people who take Amlodipine besylate. Among them, 206 have Weight gain. See who they are, when they have Weight gain and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Amlodipine besylate (latest outcomes from 18,876 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.
Weight gain (latest reports from 507,592 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, acupuncture and pain.
On Feb, 22, 2014: 16,452 people reported to have side effects when taking Amlodipine besylate. Among them, 199 people (1.21%) have Weight Gain.
Time on Amlodipine besylate when people have Weight gain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight gain||9.09%||22.73%||22.73%||18.18%||9.09%||13.64%||4.55% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Amlodipine besylate * :
|Weight gain||50.00%||50.00% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Amlodipine besylate * :
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.00%||0.56%||1.11%||3.33%||3.89%||18.89%||72.22% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Amlodipine besylate ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||8.33%||58.33%||25.00%||8.33% |
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (39 people, 19.60%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (18 people, 9.05%)
- Pain (10 people, 5.03%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (10 people, 5.03%)
- Hypercholesterolaemia (9 people, 4.52%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Furosemide (33 people, 16.58%)
- Potassium chloride (32 people, 16.08%)
- Prednisone (29 people, 14.57%)
- Aspirin (29 people, 14.57%)
- Lipitor (25 people, 12.56%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Also taking the Amlodipine for cardiac hypertension
and have done for 10 years without side effects.
took Hydrochlorothiazide occasionally in the summer months for ankle swelling. Having symptoms of muscle weakness to the point I can hardly walk since taking the above mentioned drugs, My Doctor cannot offer an explanation, can you? Thank you.
catsmeow on Apr, 8, 2012:
I'm not sure. Did the weakness start after you began the HCL? 6.61% of patients using hydrochlorothiazide reported having weakness; only 4.69% of those using amlodipine reported weakness. Both results obtained from eHealthMe.com.
From this study (4 years ago):
My mother has had a lot of improvement compared to how she was in and out of the hospital about every 3 months for congestive heart failure. She looks well now, but has been having memory problems and strange behavior again since her Lasix was increased from 10mg twice a day to 20mg twice a day for about 2 weeks now. She was improving with her combination of Phosphatidylserine 100 Plus (helps improve cognitive functions that decline with age),5mg Aricept (for Dementia Alzh. Type), 10mg Namenda (for Dementia Alzh. Type), Vitamin B Complex and 2000mg of Omega 3 Fish Oil. Because of her weight going up and down & some swelling of her feet, her Lasix was increased. In the past her dosage of Lasix was much higher especially while in the hospital. Make me wonder if large dosages of Furosemide eventually contributes to Alzheimer's.
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