Review: could Norvasc cause Weight Gain?


Weight gain is found among people who take Norvasc, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lasix, and have Hypertension . We study 85,426 people who have side effects while taking Norvasc from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,438 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain 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)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, abdominal pain, memory loss, fatigue, dizziness (latest reports from 87,427 Weight gain patients).

On Aug, 27, 2016

85,426 people reported to have side effects when taking Norvasc.
Among them, 1,438 people (1.68%) have Weight Gain

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Norvasc cause Weight gain?

Time on Norvasc when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 25.76 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 15.15 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.61 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 19.7 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.64 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.09 %
  • 10+ years: 6.06 %

Gender of people who have Weight Gain when taking Norvasc *:

  • female: 65.24 %
  • male: 34.76 %

Age of people who have Weight Gain when taking Norvasc *:

  • 0-1: 0.09 %
  • 2-9: 0.26 %
  • 10-19: 0.43 %
  • 20-29: 0.35 %
  • 30-39: 4.17 %
  • 40-49: 13.74 %
  • 50-59: 23.83 %
  • 60+: 57.04 %

Severity if Weight Gain when taking Norvasc **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 70 %
  • severe: 30 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Weight Gain **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (277 people)
  • Depression (88 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (75 people)
  • Pain (72 people)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (61 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (240 people)
  • Lipitor (238 people)
  • Aspirin (174 people)
  • Avandia (150 people)
  • Plavix (131 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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