Norvasc and Restless legs syndrome - from FDA reports


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 High blood pressure . We study 98,397 people who have side effects while taking Norvasc from FDA. Among them, 178 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 101,066 users)

Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless legs syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) has been reported by people with restless leg syndrome, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, pain (latest reports from 25,236 Restless legs syndrome patients).

On Jan, 23, 2017

98,397 people reported to have side effects when taking Norvasc.
Among them, 178 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: 10 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 20 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 40 %

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

  • female: 64.37 %
  • male: 35.63 %

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: 0.77 %
  • 30-39: 2.31 %
  • 40-49: 6.92 %
  • 50-59: 23.08 %
  • 60+: 66.92 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (32 people, 17.98%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (20 people, 11.24%)
  • Depression (17 people, 9.55%)
  • Arthritis (15 people, 8.43%)
  • Osteoporosis (13 people, 7.30%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lipitor (66 people, 37.08%)
  • Neurontin (54 people, 30.34%)
  • Prednisone (46 people, 25.84%)
  • Lasix (44 people, 24.72%)
  • Aspirin (42 people, 23.60%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (74 people, 41.57%)
  • Pain (73 people, 41.01%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (69 people, 38.76%)
  • Neuropathy Peripheral (67 people, 37.64%)
  • Depression (66 people, 37.08%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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