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Review: could Norvasc cause Weight gain?

Summary: Weight gain could be caused by Norvasc, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Hypertension.

We study 78,939 people who have side effects while taking Norvasc from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,337 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Norvasc

Norvasc (latest outcomes from 80,409 users) has active ingredients of amlodipine besylate. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Weight gain

Weight gain (latest reports from 521,559 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 78,900 people reported to have side effects when taking Norvasc. Among them, 1,337 people (1.69%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.26% of all the 520,707 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.

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 gain26.23%16.39%9.84%18.03%16.39%8.20%4.92%

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

FemaleMale
Weight gain64.71%35.29%

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%4.05%13.40%24.28%57.28%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Norvasc ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain0.00%87.50%12.50%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 (252 people, 18.85%)
  2. Depression (82 people, 6.13%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (75 people, 5.61%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus (65 people, 4.86%)
  5. Pain (62 people, 4.64%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (251 people, 18.77%)
  2. Lasix (236 people, 17.65%)
  3. Lipitor (228 people, 17.05%)
  4. Avandia (150 people, 11.22%)
  5. Plavix (128 people, 9.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • problem losing weight even on strict diet

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Also taking the Amlodipine for cardiac hypertension
    and have done for 10 years without side effects.
    took Hydrochlorothiazide occasionally in the summer months for ankle swelling. Having symptoms of muscle weakness to the point I can hardly walk since taking the above mentioned drugs, My Doctor cannot offer an explanation, can you? Thank you.

    Reply

    catsmeow on Apr, 8, 2012:

    I'm not sure. Did the weakness start after you began the HCL? 6.61% of patients using hydrochlorothiazide reported having weakness; only 4.69% of those using amlodipine reported weakness. Both results obtained from eHealthMe.com.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • My mother has had a lot of improvement compared to how she was in and out of the hospital about every 3 months for congestive heart failure. She looks well now, but has been having memory problems and strange behavior again since her Lasix was increased from 10mg twice a day to 20mg twice a day for about 2 weeks now. She was improving with her combination of Phosphatidylserine 100 Plus (helps improve cognitive functions that decline with age),5mg Aricept (for Dementia Alzh. Type), 10mg Namenda (for Dementia Alzh. Type), Vitamin B Complex and 2000mg of Omega 3 Fish Oil. Because of her weight going up and down & some swelling of her feet, her Lasix was increased. In the past her dosage of Lasix was much higher especially while in the hospital. Make me wonder if large dosages of Furosemide eventually contributes to Alzheimer's.

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