Review: could Norvasc cause Restless Legs Syndrome?


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 85,426 people who have side effects while taking Norvasc from FDA and social media. Among them, 159 have Restless legs syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Restless legs 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 87,169 users)

Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless legs syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) has been reported by people with weight decreased, pain, abdominal discomfort, head injury, sleep disorder (latest reports from 19,406 Restless legs syndrome patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

85,426 people reported to have side effects when taking Norvasc.
Among them, 159 people (0.19%) 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: 63.92 %
  • male: 36.08 %

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: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 1.71 %
  • 40-49: 5.98 %
  • 50-59: 24.79 %
  • 60+: 67.52 %

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 (30 people)
  • Restless Legs Syndrome (19 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (15 people)
  • Osteoporosis (13 people)
  • Arthritis (13 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lipitor (62 people)
  • Neurontin (49 people)
  • Aspirin (42 people)
  • Prednisone (41 people)
  • Lasix (39 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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