Drug Ratings for NORVASC

Average Rating: 2.3 (546 Ratings)

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 1  Hypertension Fatigue, lower back pain. This medication lowers blood pressure, and also makes you feel miserable. M 54 180 days
2.5mG 1X D
7/22/2010

 1  hypertension Noticed nothing initially. Began experiencing what I thought was heat rash only at night. This lasted for several weeks and just seemed to disappear. Have never had anything like that before. Two weeks ago I awoke with terrible joint and muscle pain in my shoulders, neck and arms. I also experienced numbing and tingling in my left hand and arm. I see my dentist regularly, and noticed my gum was slightly swollen around one tooth; have never had anything like that before. I also have noticed a strange taste in my mouth, also something I have never experienced. After reading comments posted, my symptoms seem to match many others. I have taken myself off this medication. Have been off for only two days, haven't noticed too much of a change. I am taking the generic amlodipine besylate sub. for Norvasc. Do not know if this makes a difference. F 60 4 months
5mg 2X D
7/22/2010

 1  high blood pressure EXTREME fatigue,excessive thirst, frequent urination,dry mouth, white patchy/sore/painful tongue, almost total loss of appetite M 41 20 days
5mg 1X D
7/18/2010

 1  hypertension dizziness, blurriness, headache upon awakening (rarely have headaches) 2 days ago palpitations began I actually broke the pill in half and had these reactions on 1.25mg - imagine if I'd actually taken whole 5 pills! F 55 5 days
2.5 1X D
7/11/2010
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 4  high blood pressure Never really noticed it until this past year but now I have moderate ankle, foot and leg pitting edema and pain in both knees. but I'm on a few meds so not sure if this is caused just by the amlodipine. F 49 4 years
5 mg 1X D
7/9/2010
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 2  to lower my high blood pressure Drug is not really helping me with lowering my blood pressure at all..but have noticed many side effects.. I'm always lightheaded and experience dizziness all the time. Panic attacks start usually after I experience the dizziness. Feelings of doom frequently falls upon me. My leg does swell however, after having the big vein removed for a carotid artery graft, I'm not sure this drug is the cause or not. But I can say when I was in the hospital for a stent procedure, not once did they give me this medicine, amlodipine and I felt fantastic. When I got home, I resumed the pills and now feel horrible all over again. I think I will stop it and call both primary doctor who prescribed it for me as well as tell the Vascular Surgeon who is treating me for my carotid arteries. Perhaps it is the combination between the Plavix and the amlodipine which is causing the horrible symptoms. Heck, I can't even pick up a broom and sweep without nearly passing out. I have to grab onto things in ord F 56 60 days
5 mg 1X D
7/5/2010
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 1  Slightly elevated blood pressure Severe ankle swelling, reddish-rash/bursted blood vessels in the ankles, extreme knee pain, weight gain, water retention. Significant difference in side effects from 5 MG to 10 MG. On 5 MG, I had a little ankle swelling and no other noticable side effects. On 10 MG, I felt like a completely different person. The swelling of the skin in my legs was painful, slightly embarassing for other people to look at my deformed ankles and then it moved up to my knees, making even walking a painful and trying experience. Was on Benicar which was OUTSTANDING -- great results with zero side effects -- but had to switch off because of unrelated kidney issues. Never taking Norvasc again! M 31 1 months
10 MG 1X D
7/5/2010

 2  Blood Pressure I thought it was just me. I have been taking Norvasc for about two weeks. The first two days I felt so tired I could not get out of bed. I called the pharmacist and he suggested that I give it a few more days as my body had to get used to it. Every single day I took it, I felt worse then I ever felt in my entire life. I was sleepy and drowsy all the time. I had trouble sleeping at night. I could not go too sleep at all as my mind was thinking about everything. I was not myself. I am calling the Doctor tomorrow to change the medicine. It may work for some, but it DID NOT work for me. F 48 14 days
10 mg 1X D
7/4/2010

 3   Lower leg and foot pain. M 64 2 months
10mg 1X D
6/25/2010

 4  High Blood Pressure None Has lowered my BP considerably. No side effects to speak of. I actually feel better able to focus due to my lowered BP. Was talking to doctors about the possibility of ADD, however I do think the high BP was to blame. M 28 1 weeks
10 MG 1X D
6/24/2010

 4  BLOOD PRESSURE I AM NOW AT 6O DAYS. USING 5 mg AMLO PLUS 25 mg HCTZ. BP NUMBERS ARE TEXTBOOK. STILL HAVE TINGLING DULL PAIN IN RIGHT SHOULDER, AND "MEDIUM" LOWERLEG/ANKLE SWELLING. OCCASIONALLY USE ACE BANDAGE OVERNIGHT TO CONTROL. IT MIGHT BE PSYCHOSOMATIC (WHO COULDN'T BE LED ON BY OTHER PATIENTS' COMMENTS?) BUT I MIGHT BE FEELING OCCASSIONAL FATIGUE; NOT SERIOUS YET. SO THIS MIGHT THE LONG TERM COMBO I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR. OF COURSE, AT 69, WHO KNOWS WHAT LONG TERM TRANSLATES TO? HANG TOUGH EVERYBODY. KEEP LOOKING WITH YOUR PC AND FIND SOMETHING THAT WORKS. M 69 60 days
5 1X D
6/9/2010

 3  High blood pressure After about 3 months on Amlodipene (generic for Norvasc), started to take gelatin to address back pains. Next day ankles swelled up. Stopped gelatin. Back pain continued. About two weeks ago, hip started to hurt - took gelatin again. It immediately took care of pain in back and somewhat in hip, but on second day ankles swelled up. Tried the gelatin at lower dose and at longer intervals. Ankles still swelled up on 2nd day. Stopped gelatin. A week ago, started CoQ10 and now left ankle and foot is swollen continuously. I figure the problem is the Norvasc - and some interaction with these other products. I can't blame the Gelatin - as it is a food. Nor can I blame the CoQ10 - as it is an enzyme. I give Norvasc a rating of 3, considering that it did get my BP under control - when I was doing nothing else for myself. In an effort to lose weight, I have been walking 2 miles a day for 2 months. BP is fine after walking, but I have lost no weight. Since taking CoQ10, BP is fine (120/70 - 130/80) even first thing in morning before walking. FYI: Don't take any CoQ10 - some brands are totally worthless. Check out Life Extension or do some research. To lose weight, check out 7 Principles of Fat Loss by Eric Berg. It's different; it's a challenge - but to me, it makes perfect sense. I've been studying his book this week and next week I start on the program. In the meantime, I am weaning myself off from the Norvasc. I am now taking 5 mg/day. If after a week my BP stays the same, then I am off it for good. I figure it will be because of the CoQ10 and probably improved diet. No need for another BP medication. F 74 6 months
10 mg 1X D
6/9/2010

 1  For high blood pressure. Knee pain, fatigue, depression, weight gain and lack of energy and/or motivation. I feel like I have aged very quickly. I am taking the generic form called Amlodipine Besylate 5 mg Tamyl...which was prescribed after I had severe reactions to another blood pressure "poison" called Lisinopril (which caused horrible coughing and lung issues). Now I am wondering if there is even a blood pressure medicine worth taking. Can anyone recommend one that has little or no terrible side effects? I am about to just deal with having high blood pressure rather than have a horrible quality of life. F 50 90 days
5 mg 1X D
6/8/2010
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 3  hypertension Some heart palpitations, edema in the knees and feet after a long day of standing/walking Norvasc seems to do better for people with kidney problems, if you think you bloodpressure is from too much salt or water in your diet, ask to try something else before resorting to norvasc- it seems like too strong a strong medication JUST to lower someones B.P by maybe 10-15 points M 20 2 years
10 mg 1X D
6/4/2010
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 3  Hypertension Painful swelling in ankles, diffuse back ache, extreme fatigue, depression, very bad taste in mouth. This drug lowered my blood pressure, but the side effects are horrible. M 54 180 days
5mG 1X D
5/26/2010

 2  High blood pressure Have pitting edema in my ankles each evening.Constipation also. There are so many BP drugs available, it is not necessary to put up with these side effects. Stopping today. F 60 7 days
5mg 1X D
5/14/2010

 1  Blood Pressure Extreme Fatigue, Drowsyness,Depression lack of motivation. Started on 2.5 mg and right away felt negative effects, discontinued meds and was almost immidiately fine. Notified doctor at next appointment 6 weeks and she told me that there were no such side effects listed. She suggested that I try again this time 5 mg and document how I feel. Started again and right away I began feeling wierd. My daughter reccomended going on line and checking out other peoples reviews I am quite shocked to see so many people suffering the same and similar effects from this drug! Seems as though we are guina pigs! M 55 60 days
5 mg 1X D
5/13/2010

 1  high blood pressure Extreme fatigue. I can't stay awake. Sleeping 12 hours a night and fight to keep my eyes open the rest of the day. I can't function, cancelling plans, nod off at work. I feel like someone drugged me. Feeling alittle depressed but I think thats because I'm so frustrated that I can't do anything. It took about 12 days before I started getting this side effect. I told the DR I wanted to go off since it seemed a coincidence in timing. I've been off it a week and still feeling terrible fatigue. I am really hoping its just taking time to get out of my system. I'm at my wits end. With all the other posts, it seems likely the medicine is the reason. I'm just hoping I'll feel back to normal soon F 42 14 days
2.5 1X D
5/6/2010
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 5  HBP TINGLING DULL ACHE IN MY RIGHT SHOULDER. MOTRIN HELPS WITH THAT. OCCASIONAL ANKLE SWELLING-USED MODERATE TIGHTNESS ACE BANDAGE OVERNIGHT TO SOLVE THAT. OTHERWISE, THE ONLY TIME I WORRY ABOUT SIDE EFFECTS IS WHEN I READ TOO MANY OF THESE EXTREME SIDE EFFECTS DESCRIPTIONS. I HAVE TRIED AT LEAST ONE SPECIE OF EVERY KNOWN HBP MEDICATION DESIGNED PHARMACOLOGICALLY TO CONTROL BP. I DISCOVERED THROUGH THE LITERATURE AND HANDSON EXPERIENCE THAT ALL ACE INHIBITORS CAUSE COUGHING. DESPITE ITS REMARKABLE EFFICACY FOR HBP CONTROL, LISINOPRIL, FOR EXAMPLE, WAS ABOUT TO KILL ME, LITERALLY, WITH A VIOLENT, RAGING COUGH. HENCEFORTH, I HAVE TRIED THE GAMUT OF HBP DRUGS. THE COMBINATION OF 5 mg AMLODIPINE AND 25 mg HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (DIURETIC)HAS CONTROLLED MY BP TO TEXTBOOK READINGS, BUT..........ONLY FOR A MONTH. IF I ENCOUNTER A NEGATIVE CHANGE IN THE FUTURE, I WILL BE BACK ON HERE SHARING THE DATA. PS: TAKE THIS TO THE BANK. IF I FIND A LONG TERM SOLUTION TO HBP, I WILL SURELY TOLERATE SOME REASONABLE SIDE EFFECTS. AFTER ALL, A MAN MY AGE SHOULDN'T BE WORRYING ABOUT IMPOTENCE AND SUCH, SHOULD HE? IT'S LIKE I TELL MY FRIENDS AND PC PHYSICIAN-VIAGRA IS A CRUEL JOKE. IT WORKS ALL RIGHT BUT DUDES MY AGE CAN'T FIND ANYBODY THAT GIVES A DAMN. (IT'S MILLER TIME. GOOD LUCK ALL.) M 69 21 days
5 mg 1X D
4/26/2010

 1  High blood pressure Severe migraine First day of taking this drug I noticed a slight headache. The second day of taking this drug, I woke-up with a severe migraine. I didn't continue this drug and it took me three days to get over the migraine. F 52 2 days
5 MG 1X D
4/26/2010
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 1  na na If you search for essential fatty acid deficiency, you will find high blood pressure as an effect. Try a suppliment of EFA such as Newmans Own Salad Oil and see if that helps your BP Very inexpensive and no side effects. M 64 0 days
1X D
4/24/2010
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 2  high blood pressure Dizziness, constantly tired, unmotivated, swelling of legs,itching legs.My blood pressure is down, but my quality of life is terrible I feel terrible all day everyday. Before this I worked 30hrs a week and ran a household with two children. I am reduced to sitting at home, barely motivated enough to get the housework done. After reading these comments I feel very angry. It seems to me all the doctors care about is a number on a page with little regard to how it impacts on the rest of that persons life. I am struggling financially and feel depressed. F 39 7 months
10 2X D
4/20/2010

 1  hypertension WEIGHT gain,insomnia,heartburn,dry mouth, lack of motivation, mood change wife says I'm angry all the time,feelings of needle type pricks in my lower legs mainly my calves. I still try and walk as exercise, two years ago I walked six to seven miles a day with in months of starting to take this drug this started to fall off.As I started to ween my self off of this drug my motivation to exercise and do every day things is returning. M 53 2 years
10 1X D
4/18/2010
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 1  hypertension swelling of feet did not lower bp M 67 90 days
10 1X D
4/17/2010

 2  high blood pressure within an hour of taking norvasc, I felt like there was a brick on my heart and it lasted all day. Also was dizzy and my brain was racing with a thousand thoughts, couldn't concentrate for a few hours. Seemed to bring down bp but couldn't deal with the chest pain. DR has now switched me to Lopressor. This will be my 5th med try for high bp. F 39 2 days
5 mg 1X D
3/30/2010

 3  High Blood pressure There are three side effects that I have experienced on Norvasc. First, and the most significant for me has been the much reduced ability to think clearly. It definitely has affected my mind, my memory, and my thinking and reasoning response-time. For instance, trying to respond with answers to the Jeopardy program questions is nearly futile. I feel like a confused kid trying to figure out a mystery that's way beyond me reach. The second side effect is some swelling of the ankles and hands. This is not very pronounced and I can live with it. At the end of the day the sock ring indentation is less than 1/8th of an inch. The third side effect is itchiness, mostly in the evenings. This was worse early on, and has not been as much of a problem after 5 months, but it is a noticeable nuisance. I agree with another poster about taking an exam while on Norvasc. I am faced with the same situation and will have to get off this stuff just for that reason. I will be like a deer caught in the M 55 5 months
5 mg 1X D
3/22/2010

 1  hypertension SEVERE LE EDEMA THIS DRUG IS HORRIBLE THE EDEMA WAS SO BAD IT HURT. I THOUGHT MY SKIN WOULD BURST. BAD, HORRIBLE UNACCEPTABLE DRUGAND ON TOP OF THAT DID NOT HELP MY BLOOD PRESSURE AT ALL. M 29 14 days
5mg 1X D
3/20/2010

 3  BP After years of taking the drug, developed pretibial edema bilaterally, followed by tiny itch rash just recently. Wife said it was the Norvasc, but I did not think a drug would adversely affect you after so many years. Off Rx now, and no longer impotent, no longer having memory problems, BP is even lower on other meds now. M 64 3 years
10 mg 1X D
3/19/2010

 1  High Blood Pressure Body aches, sleep deprivation, red flat and slightly raised rash, itching, and acute anxiety. I took the generic brand of Norvasc (blue pill) for high blood pressure. It reduced my HBP however within 4 weeks my hands and feet exploded with dyshidrotic eczema. My last eczema episode was in my early twenties. I was shocked it had returned. I thought it was just stress but 1 week later small to medium (1 in. diameter) red dots appeared all over my arms, legs, chest, back, and scalp with severe itching. My doctor said I was having an allergic reaction and should stop immediately. After 1 week my eczema was gone and 2 weeks later the red rash has seemed to stop spreading but hasn't gone away. Based on other research and posts the side-effects take 4 weeks to start appearing and an estimated 6 weeks to go away. Some believe the rash is caused by the blue dye in the pill. M 37 1 months
5 MG 1X D
3/18/2010
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 3  hypertension, two stints Have had many of the mentioned side effects but the generic for Norvasc that I took worked well to lower my blood pressure. I decided to put up with the problems until my pharmacy changed generics and the strange dreams I'd been having became disturbing nightmares. I honestly thought I might have a heart attack in my sleep. The original medication is no longer available to anyone so I'm not sure what I'll do. I'm waiting for the doctor to call back. I know there are other manufacturers but will they be like the first or second one? works well to lower blood pressure F 65 1.5 years
5 1X D
3/17/2010

 3  High Blood Pressure Legs feeling heavy/tired. Legs bother me even when sitting. Very scatter brain feeling. Cant focus Was on Avapro 6 yrs with no problems- Insurance wont pay anymore, so Dr. changed me to this. Dont feel like myself at all. Tired/not motivated. Reading on this site is reassuring me that I am not imagining the symptoms. F 43 2 weeks
5 mg 1X D
3/11/2010

 1  stopped taking it severe edema and leg pain I stopped taking the drug and feel as if I got my life back. I feel so much better after stopping the drug. I went through 6 months of pain. F 56 6 months
1X D
3/11/2010

 4  High Blood Pressure At 5mg a day I don't have any problems with the medication, other then possible pain in feet (but I'm on them at work 40hrs a week so it's hard to say.) When I take 10mg a day though I get a deep depression feeling, and I hate everyone and everything. I was taking 10mg a day and having thoughts of suicide to "get away from everything". As soon as I went back to my 5mg a day(without the doctors approval) I've felt perfectly fine.. it's hard to say how this medication will work. I like how I feel on 5 mg, but now my doctor wants to change it to something else because I run at 140/85-130/80. I'm not quite sure how I feel about it since I took procardia xl and became extremely violent to those around me. M 19 1 years
5 1X D
3/10/2010
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 1  hypertension constant belching, anxiety, nausea after 3 days of taking this pill i developed anxiety which is not listed as one of the side effects,after 2 weeks of taking this i stopped for 4 days and had no anxiety. Then after my doctor persisted and said that no way does this casue anxiety I started taking it again. after 2 trips to the er for panic attacks I fainally stop this pill and my anxiety went away... mmmm coincidence I think not. Oh my doctor was going to give me lexapro for anxiety i never took the lexapro but I stopped this instead and i have been fine ever since,, also on this pill I was extremly gasy and had nausea sometimes... I will never take this or recommend this to anyone M 35 30 days
5mg 1X D
3/6/2010

 1  High blood pressure Heartburn at night, mild headache all day, face flushing, some palpitations all began after few days on drug. On 9th day, leg and ankle swelling. Stopped taking immediately. This drug made me feel terrible. M 64 9 days
10mg 1X D
2/26/2010

 4  For high blood pressure In my case, the most bothersome side effect is feeling tired, followed by lightheadedness and a few tachycardic episodes. Despite its side effects, I prefer this drug because it gives optimal control to my hypertension and it provides adequate perfusion to the coronary and renal circulation. M 56
5 mg 2X D
2/25/2010
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 1  high blood pressure pain in jaw, swelling in fingers, pain in forearm, pain in neck, pain both knees, overall not feel well,felt like I was slowly deteriorating from the inside out, burning feeling in my gums and bad taste in mouth, loss of motivation, felt sad. My doctor said he's never heard of some of the side effects I complained about. I don't understand that. So many people on this site have reported my symptoms. Why don't doctors know this drug has these horrible side effects. I told my doctor I am not taking this drug anymore. After going off drug, in 1 day my symptoms started to go away. Been 5 days now and am slowly returning back to normal. F 54 2 years
10 mg 1X D
2/13/2010

 1  hypertension persistent nausea & vomiting, general unwell feeling Will not take any more! F 39 2 days
1/31/2010

 1  high BP 160/100 swollen feet and ankles. deep depression. I have variable BP 110/75 - 160/100. took Amlodipine for 2 months. after a gap of several months tried just 1 tablet again but it immediately gave me deep depression again which subsided after 1 day. M 58 2 months
1/23/2010

 1   Depression and anxiety Two weeks after I started taking Novasc I began lying awake reliving my saddest moments. Soon it carried on through the day. Even after I quit, it took months of medication and cogntive therapy to pull me out. Over a year later, I'm still not 100 percent. I can't prove even to myself that Novasc was the trigger, but I advise anyone to be very careful taking this drug. It didn't lower my blood pressure. M 46 21 days
1/21/2010

 4  HBP Have not had any side effects that I am aware of. I take 5 mg. in combination with Atacand 8 mg. Works well. F 70 4 years
1/15/2010

 1  high bp this is a bad drug-very toxic-have been on only 5mg for 4 months and have most all side effects.swollen hands,feet and legs,itchy skin,pain in back under kidneys,this drug will lower your bp,but is a true poison. am telling my heart doc i want off it..which will be a pain because they hate you when you complain about the drugs they feed you. M 60 4 months
1/14/2010

 1  BP Extreme lethargy, heart palpitations, headache, I was exhausted. I cut the pill in two and took it at night. But then I developed chest pain, and anxeity. I quit taking it and I will see if I get over the side effects. I used a generic form and found that different manufactures had different effects. Not all generic drugs are the same. M 59 2 years
1/8/2010

 1  BP I HAVE PAIN CHEST,HADEACH,EXTREME FATIGUE, HICHANSON IN THE CHEST PAIN, ALLERGIES IN NECK,HANDS,THIGH PAIN IN THE LOW PART OF THE BACK, MAKES IT DIFFICULT TO BREATHE NEARLY FAINTING NAUSEA MAKES IT DIFFICULT TO THINK, DEPRESSION ETC I TAKE 20MG FOR 3 WEEKS, CHANGE TO 10MG FOR 2WEEKS AND NOW I TAKE 5MG FOR 3DAYS.I WAS IN AGONY WHILE TAKING THIS PILLS, NOW I EXERCISE AND DIET WITH HELP OF MY SON, NOW I AM BETTER WHIT OUT THE PILLS. DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS MEDICINE, DOCTORS SHOULD HAVE A BIT MORE OF KNOWLEDGE BEFORE PRESCRIBED THIS MEDICINE, FOR THAT THEY TAKE AN OATH UNCONDITIONALLY TO HELP THEIR PATIENTS.BUT I SEE THAT THEY NOT DOING IT F 43 38 days
1/3/2010
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 4  bp monitoring following cardiac arr Been on 5 mg. following cardiac arrest 2 mos. ago. Have no side effects so far and pressure remains good. I seem to have developed a very strong breath odor which reeks of a medicinal smell. Has anyone else noticed this with norvasc? M 68 60 days
1/1/2010
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 3  High Blood Pressure Swollen legs, heart palpitations Had to go off of this because of the side effects of swollen legs and heart palpitations M 38 3 months
12/17/2009

 1  Hypertension Migraines, ear infections, thoughts of GOING CRAZY from EXTREME ANXIETY...thought i was dying...chest pains..i could go one forever...doctor and ER insisted i keep taking it until finally i refused... Pfizer should be "class-action" sued by ALL OF US M 25 3 months
12/8/2009

 1  high blood pressure I was first taking Norvasc 5mg for about 2 weeks with no noticeable side affects. i was also taking my regular lisinopril/hctz as well. my physician decided to try and up the norvasc to 10mg and take my off the lisinopril/hctz to see how i did. with in the first 2 days i had severe flushing of the face that was very noticeable, it felt like my face was on fire all the time, along with a headache as well. after about the 4th day the flushing subsided some where it wasn't so flush, but then my legs began to swell. every day they would get worse. it is mostly my left leg. it was so swollen that it even hurt to touch it or walk on it. and not to mention the red blotchy rash that i have on my legs from the swelling. I even had to have a doppler done on my leg to rule out a blood clot, which was negative. I went back to my phyiscian and she immediatly took me off the norvasc and put me back on lisinopril/hctz but uped my dosage. i am still having problems with my left leg, the pain has subsi the drug did control my blood pressure very well. if only I didn't expierence all the side effects. F 30 3 weeks
11/18/2009
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 2  hypertension extreme edema in feet, ankles, legs and fingers this drug needs to be monitored carefully by your physician, and if he/she does not take your complaints seriously, you need to switch doctors. I started with 10 mgs and have cut back to 5 mgs (BP is fine) but I want to go to 2.5 mgs ASAP, after I lose some weight. Even with only mgs. I get edema in my feet, ankles and hands, and it is painful to walk. F 64 4 months
11/13/2009
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 1  BP Depression, panic attacks, morbid thoughts. My doctor was furious when I told him I'd stopped taking it, sneered at the possibility that it had caused my symptoms as he's prescribed it to so many people and they haven't had any problems with depression - it must be some other "social" circumstances. He claims there's no scientific proof that it has these adverse effects. I'm not stupid, I can read the official warnings and I don't care that it's only 1% supposedly affected - I'm one of the 1%. I also put on weight and he asked didn't I watch my diet. It's taken me a while to bounce back and I refuse to go back on it. F 61 30 days
11/12/2009
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 1  High blood pressure I experience extreme muscle cramps to the point I could hardly walk. It has been getting progressivly worse. I finally stopped it after reading similar stories on this website. I saw my Dr. and he said to stay off it. I am feeling so much better after one week. I also had terrible flushing and redness. This drug in my opinion is very dangerous. M 73 2 days
11/11/2009

 1  blood pressure control Leg pain in calves right up to the thigh. This would cause me to have a hard time walking or going up stairs. Pain also in feet, arms and lower back. The pain is so intense at times I could cry. Extreme fatigue and flushed feelings quite often. I have been on norvasc 5mg for about six months and told the doctor about the muscle and joint pain. He sent me to an rumetologist sho can find nothing wrong. After browsing this site I am going to suggest he try me on something else. F 53 6 months
11/2/2009

 3  High Blood Pressure Taking Norvasc for at least 5 years. Developed severe skin rash (2 years ago). Many drs. and tests later, allergist takes me off Norvasc (just 2 days ago); not sure if it is due to Norvasc ....waiting to see if skin rash disappears. F 45 5 years
10/30/2009
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 1  high blood pressure Edema, stomach discomfort, palpitations, headache, prespiring, dry mouth -- all began about 48 hours after beginning med. Stopped it after 4 days and symptoms disappeared within 48 hours. Began it again a week later, and lasted 3 weeks. Stopped it (5 mg) 4 days ago, but still have symptoms. Interesting how, if you look at rxlist, symptoms are listed, but in such small numbers. F 62 21 days
10/28/2009

 1  High Blood Pressure Swollen ankles, swollen fingers, heart palpatations, tired all the time, irritable and weight gain. I took this drug for at least 7 years, constantly complaining about it's side effects to my physician, I moved to another city, my new doctor immediately listened to me and took me the off Norvasc, 10 mg, changed to a beta blocker, Atenolol, 50 mg, I feel like a new person; and my blood pressure is controlled much better. F 48 7 years
10/21/2009

 2  high blood pressure heart palpatations, sweating, I had an allergic reaction to cardisem a calcium channel blocker in the same family F 55 25 days
10/18/2009

 2  High Blood Pressure So glad to read all the negative comments on that drug. I felt the same but I did not think to link my deteriorating mental and physical conditions to that drug. Since I stop taking it, I feel a lot better. F 1 years
10/4/2009

 1  High blood pressure lethargy , impotence , ankles swelling , joint pain ,dizziness... the worst product on the market. I took this product for 3 months and my life has become a nightmare. M 40 90 days
10/4/2009

 1  HBP Dizzy, exhausted, heart thumping/skipping, anxiety, depression I am sure this works for others, but I think this is the worst BP med and it scares me that it is on the market.I thought I was having some sort of breakdown, but as I have taken myself off on this drug, I know it was the Meds. I have reported it to https://yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk/the-yellow-card-scheme/ in the UK F 38 12 months
9/29/2009

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