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Review: could Norvasc cause Restless legs syndrome (Restless leg syndrome)?

Summary: Restless legs syndrome is found among people who take Norvasc, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also take medication Lipitor, and have High blood pressure.

We study 79,010 people who have side effects while taking Norvasc from FDA and social media. Among them, 148 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 80,494 Norvasc users)

Restless legs syndrome

Restless legs syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 17,452 Restless legs syndrome patients)

On Jan, 1, 2015: 78,998 people reported to have side effects when taking Norvasc. Among them, 148 people (0.19%) have Restless Legs Syndrome.

Trend of Restless legs syndrome in Norvasc reports

Time on Norvasc when people have Restless legs syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Restless legs syndrome10.00%20.00%0.00%20.00%10.00%0.00%40.00%

Gender of people who have Restless legs syndrome when taking Norvasc * :

FemaleMale
Restless legs syndrome61.84%38.16%

Age of people who have Restless legs syndrome when taking Norvasc * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Restless legs syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.89%6.25%26.79%66.07%

Severity of Restless legs syndrome when taking Norvasc ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Restless legs syndrome ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (22 people, 14.86%)
  2. Restless legs syndrome (17 people, 11.49%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (15 people, 10.14%)
  4. Arthritis (13 people, 8.78%)
  5. Osteoporosis (12 people, 8.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lipitor (60 people, 40.54%)
  2. Aspirin (50 people, 33.78%)
  3. Neurontin (50 people, 33.78%)
  4. Prednisone (41 people, 27.70%)
  5. Lasix (39 people, 26.35%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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