Norvasc and Weight gain - from FDA reports


Summary

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 High blood pressure . We study 98,397 people who have side effects while taking Norvasc from FDA. Among them, 1,669 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain 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 101,070 users)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder (latest reports from 118,298 Weight gain patients).

On Jan, 31, 2017

98,397 people reported to have side effects when taking Norvasc.
Among them, 1,669 people (1.7%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Norvasc cause Weight gain?

Time on Norvasc when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 25.42 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.95 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.47 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 22.03 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10.17 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10.17 %
  • 10+ years: 6.78 %

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

  • female: 65.78 %
  • male: 34.22 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.08 %
  • 2-9: 0.38 %
  • 10-19: 0.45 %
  • 20-29: 0.38 %
  • 30-39: 4.37 %
  • 40-49: 12.65 %
  • 50-59: 23.57 %
  • 60+: 58.06 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (342 people, 20.49%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (123 people, 7.37%)
  • Depression (106 people, 6.35%)
  • Pain (93 people, 5.57%)
  • Diabetes (81 people, 4.85%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (274 people, 16.42%)
  • Lipitor (270 people, 16.18%)
  • Aspirin (177 people, 10.61%)
  • Avandia (154 people, 9.23%)
  • Synthroid (150 people, 8.99%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Oedema Peripheral (278 people, 16.66%)
  • Fatigue (262 people, 15.70%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (257 people, 15.40%)
  • High Blood Pressure (234 people, 14.02%)
  • Chest Pain (222 people, 13.30%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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