Review: could Norvasc cause Drug Withdrawal Syndrome?


Drug withdrawal syndrome is found among people who take Norvasc, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Oxycontin, and have Pain . We study 98,984 people who have side effects while taking Norvasc from FDA and social media. Among them, 307 have Drug withdrawal syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Drug withdrawal syndrome and more.

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Norvasc has active ingredients of amlodipine besylate. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Norvasc 101,018 users)

Drug Withdrawal Syndrome

Drug withdrawal syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation) has been reported by people with depression, pain, stress and anxiety, muscle spasticity, drug dependence (latest reports from 48,524 Drug withdrawal syndrome patients).

On Oct, 25, 2016

98,984 people reported to have side effects when taking Norvasc.
Among them, 307 people (0.31%) have Drug Withdrawal Syndrome

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Norvasc cause Drug withdrawal syndrome?

Time on Norvasc when people have Drug Withdrawal Syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 50 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 50 %

Gender of people who have Drug Withdrawal Syndrome when taking Norvasc *:

  • female: 56.39 %
  • male: 43.61 %

Age of people who have Drug Withdrawal Syndrome when taking Norvasc *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.8 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.4 %
  • 30-39: 5.6 %
  • 40-49: 29.6 %
  • 50-59: 33.2 %
  • 60+: 30.4 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (107 people, 34.85%)
  • Depression (39 people, 12.70%)
  • Hypertension (34 people, 11.07%)
  • Back Pain (16 people, 5.21%)
  • Anxiety (11 people, 3.58%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Oxycontin (122 people, 39.74%)
  • Lasix (67 people, 21.82%)
  • Zantac (49 people, 15.96%)
  • Prevacid (48 people, 15.64%)
  • Neurontin (48 people, 15.64%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Anxiety (119 people, 38.76%)
  • Depression (118 people, 38.44%)
  • Drug Dependence (114 people, 37.13%)
  • Pain (112 people, 36.48%)
  • Nausea (109 people, 35.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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