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Review: could Norvasc cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?

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 Aspirin, and have High blood pressure.

We study 79,010 people who have side effects while taking Norvasc from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,339 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 80,494 Norvasc users)

Weight gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 76,545 Weight gain patients)

On Jan, 28, 2015: 79,010 people reported to have side effects when taking Norvasc. Among them, 1,339 people (1.69%) have Weight Gain.

Trend of Weight gain in Norvasc reports

Time on Norvasc when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain26.98%15.87%9.52%17.46%15.87%7.94%6.35%

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

FemaleMale
Weight gain64.69%35.31%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.09%0.27%0.45%0.18%4.04%13.38%24.24%57.36%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Norvasc ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain0.00%70.00%30.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Weight gain0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (253 people, 18.89%)
  2. Depression (82 people, 6.12%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (75 people, 5.60%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus (65 people, 4.85%)
  5. Pain (62 people, 4.63%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (251 people, 18.75%)
  2. Lasix (236 people, 17.63%)
  3. Lipitor (229 people, 17.10%)
  4. Avandia (150 people, 11.20%)
  5. Plavix (129 people, 9.63%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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