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Review: could Norvasc cause Drug withdrawal syndrome?





Summary: 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 78,998 people who have side effects while taking Norvasc from FDA and social media. Among them, 242 have Drug withdrawal syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Drug withdrawal syndrome and more.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Norvasc and have Drug withdrawal syndrome >>>

Norvasc

Norvasc has active ingredients of amlodipine besylate. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Norvasc 80,472 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, ill-defined disorder, muscle spasticity.(latest reports from Drug withdrawal syndrome 32,657 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 78,991 people reported to have side effects when taking Norvasc. Among them, 242 people (0.31%) have Drug Withdrawal Syndrome.

Trend of Drug withdrawal syndrome in Norvasc reports

Time on Norvasc when people have Drug withdrawal syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Drug withdrawal syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Drug withdrawal syndrome when taking Norvasc * :

FemaleMale
Drug withdrawal syndrome51.59%48.41%

Age of people who have Drug withdrawal syndrome when taking Norvasc * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Drug withdrawal syndrome0.00%0.94%0.00%0.00%6.13%31.13%35.85%25.94%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (101 people, 41.74%)
  2. Depression (20 people, 8.26%)
  3. Hypertension (18 people, 7.44%)
  4. Back pain (10 people, 4.13%)
  5. Bipolar disorder (8 people, 3.31%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Oxycontin (128 people, 52.89%)
  2. Lasix (58 people, 23.97%)
  3. Aspirin (50 people, 20.66%)
  4. Zantac (48 people, 19.83%)
  5. Prevacid (47 people, 19.42%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Can unexplained hypertension be cause by a partial thyroidectomy?
    (Asked by a 50 year old man who has BP 135/77 Even After Increasing Meds, and takes Acetaminophen, Fluticasone Propionate, Allegra D 24 Hour, Nexium, Valsartan, Metoprolol Succinate, Amlodipine Besylate)
    Doc is trying to figure out why the BP suddenly spiked. I started an exercise regimen after a stress test. I had to be on Metoprolol just to pass the test. Results were no heart-related issues. Lost 6lbs. since starting exercise and don't know if this is Thyroidal or not. No discussion with the doc yet of whether this is related to the thyroidectomy of the past.
  • Alprazolam & amoxicillin
    (Asked by a 72 year old man who has Enlarged Prostate, High Blood Pressure, Diverticulitis, and takes Meclizine, Clonidine, Norvasc, Flomax, Avodart)
    Have Diverticulitis from having Diverticulosis. Have had high blood pressure for
    about 4 years and it is controlled with the Norvasc & Clonidine. Enlarged prostate is controlled with Flomax & Avodart. Meclizine is for vertigo, take 2 25mg per day, 1 Am & 1 PM. Take 1 Norvasc AM & 1 Flomax PM.
  • May iuuse viagra after a hemorrhagic stroke ?
    (Asked by a 74 year old man who has Ed A Nd I Had Ahemmorhagic Stroke, and takes Amlodipine Besylate, Valsartan)
    I had a hemmorhagic stroke in March 2014 and wonder if I may safely use Viagra
  • I am prescribed amlodopine for high blood pressure, 10mg daily. is it okay to combine garcinia cambogia for weight loss? (1 answer)
    (Asked by a 61 year old woman who has High Blood Pressure, and takes Amlodipine)
    I have a prescription of Amlodipine 10mg tabs for high blood pressure. I would like to begin taking Garcinia Cambogia and would like to hear if anyone has had any adverse reaction to this combination or positive results, as well.
  • What are effects of gabapentin when taking stress test?
    (Asked by a 78 year old woman who has Neuropathy, and takes Gabapentin, Amlodipine Besylate, Hydrochlorothiazide)
    I am seeing a neurologist, and have been referred to a cardiologist before final diagnosis. My initial test was good, but the cardiologist recommended I have a stress test to complete his evaluation.

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    (Posted by a 50 year old man who has Liver Fatty, Hypertension, and takes Amlodipine Besylate)
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