Review: could Norvasc cause Restless Legs Syndrome?


Summary

Restless legs syndrome is found among people who take Norvasc, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Lipitor, and have Hypertension . We study 97,463 people who have side effects while taking Norvasc from FDA and social media. Among them, 172 have Restless legs syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Restless legs syndrome and more.

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Norvasc

Norvasc has active ingredients of amlodipine besylate. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Norvasc 99,486 users)

Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless legs syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) has been reported by people with restless leg syndrome, pain, drug ineffective, pathological gambling, drowsiness (latest reports from 24,337 Restless legs syndrome patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

97,463 people reported to have side effects when taking Norvasc.
Among them, 172 people (0.18%) have Restless Legs Syndrome


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Norvasc cause Restless legs syndrome?

Time on Norvasc when people have Restless Legs Syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 18.18 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.18 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 18.18 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.09 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 36.36 %

Gender of people who have Restless Legs Syndrome when taking Norvasc *:

  • female: 64.29 %
  • male: 35.71 %

Age of people who have Restless Legs Syndrome when taking Norvasc *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.79 %
  • 30-39: 1.59 %
  • 40-49: 7.14 %
  • 50-59: 24.6 %
  • 60+: 65.87 %

Severity if Restless Legs Syndrome when taking Norvasc **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Restless Legs Syndrome **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 100 %
  • not yet: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (31 people, 18.02%)
  • Restless Legs Syndrome (21 people, 12.21%)
  • Depression (17 people, 9.88%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (15 people, 8.72%)
  • Arthritis (15 people, 8.72%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lipitor (66 people, 38.37%)
  • Neurontin (50 people, 29.07%)
  • Prednisone (43 people, 25.00%)
  • Lasix (43 people, 25.00%)
  • Aspirin (42 people, 24.42%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (68 people, 39.53%)
  • Anxiety (67 people, 38.95%)
  • Dyspnoea (65 people, 37.79%)
  • Depression (64 people, 37.21%)
  • Neuropathy Peripheral (63 people, 36.63%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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