Will you have Left ventricular hypertrophy with Norvasc - from FDA reports


Left ventricular hypertrophy is found among people who take Norvasc, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Lasix, and have Multiple myeloma. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 111,048 people who have side effects when taking Norvasc from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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eHealthMe is a health data analysis company based in Mountain View, California. eHealthMe monitors and analyzes the outcomes of drugs and supplements that are currently on the market. The results are readily available to health care professionals and consumers.

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Healthcare data is obtained from a number of sources including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This information is aggregated and used to produce personalized reports that patients can reference.

The information that eHealthMe collects includes:

  • Side effects (including severity and how people recover from them)
  • Associated conditions or symptoms
  • Drug effectiveness
  • Demographic data regarding drug use

How the study uses the data?

The study is based on amlodipine besylate (the active ingredients of Norvasc) and Norvasc (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Synonyms of Left ventricular hypertrophy are also considered in the study.

What is Norvasc?

Norvasc has active ingredients of amlodipine besylate. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Norvasc 113,865 users)

What is Left ventricular hypertrophy?

Left ventricular hypertrophy (the thickening of the myocardium (muscle) of the left ventricle of the heart) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, multiple myeloma, depression, diabetes (latest reports from 4,588 Left ventricular hypertrophy patients).

How to use the study?

Patients can bring a copy of the report to their healthcare provider to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood. It is recommended that patients use the information presented as a part of a broader decision-making process.

On Mar, 14, 2019

111,048 people reported to have side effects when taking Norvasc.
Among them, 212 people (0.19%) have Left ventricular hypertrophy

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Norvasc cause Left ventricular hypertrophy?

Time on Norvasc when people have Left ventricular hypertrophy *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 25 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 25 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 25 %

Gender of people who have Left ventricular hypertrophy when taking Norvasc *:

  • female: 54.33 %
  • male: 45.67 %

Age of people who have Left ventricular hypertrophy when taking Norvasc *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.19 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 2.98 %
  • 40-49: 7.74 %
  • 50-59: 27.38 %
  • 60+: 60.71 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 24 people, 11.32%
  2. Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (long lasting type of cancer that starts in the blood-forming cells of the bone marrow and invades the blood): 18 people, 8.49%
  3. High Blood Cholesterol: 15 people, 7.08%
  4. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 14 people, 6.60%
  5. Bone Neoplasm Malignant (cancer of bone): 13 people, 6.13%
  6. Diabetes: 10 people, 4.72%
  7. Pain: 9 people, 4.25%
  8. Hyperlipidaemia (presence of excess lipids in the blood): 9 people, 4.25%
  9. Preventive Health Care: 7 people, 3.30%
  10. Kidney Transplant: 7 people, 3.30%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Lasix: 82 people, 38.68%
  2. Aspirin: 78 people, 36.79%
  3. Lipitor: 57 people, 26.89%
  4. Lisinopril: 48 people, 22.64%
  5. Aredia: 43 people, 20.28%
  6. Digoxin: 43 people, 20.28%
  7. Toprol-Xl: 42 people, 19.81%
  8. Diovan: 39 people, 18.40%
  9. Plavix: 39 people, 18.40%
  10. Zometa: 37 people, 17.45%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Breathing Difficulty: 90 people, 42.45%
  2. Cardiac Failure Congestive: 88 people, 41.51%
  3. Pain: 85 people, 40.09%
  4. Anaemia (lack of blood): 81 people, 38.21%
  5. Chest Pain: 78 people, 36.79%
  6. Stress And Anxiety: 76 people, 35.85%
  7. Weakness: 73 people, 34.43%
  8. Mitral Valve Incompetence (inefficient heart valve): 70 people, 33.02%
  9. Tricuspid Valve Incompetence (inefficient heart valve): 69 people, 32.55%
  10. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 68 people, 32.08%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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