Drug Ratings for NORVASC

Average Rating: 2.3 (560 Ratings)

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 3  high blood pressure Believe this medication caused a blackout or a period of unconsciousness. Had balance problems while standing in kitchen, then woke up on sofa hours later with no memory of getting to the sofa or why I was there. My whole body had pain that I have never experienced, as well as trembling, numbness and disorientation. When I stood up and went back to kitchen I could not concentrate or keep my balance. Then I began to nod out while standing. My head would drop, as happens when one falls asleep in an upright position. Thank god this woke me up and prevented a fall. I struggled with this a few times and went to bed. Had a complete assessment of all possibilities and they all came back to Norvasc as the likely cause. Took about 24 hours to shake the effects. Have swelling around eyes, and puffiness in knees and ankles. Also have profound weakness, blurred vision and slight dizziness. F 49 6 months
1X D
10/23/2010
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 1  Slightly Elevated BP A few days after starting this medication; I went on vacation to FL. I got this rash on my legs while there, but thought little of it as I am prone to heat rash. But since returning; the rash continues. It usually starts after I've been on my feet for a while. Gets really red and warm; and then goes away after I get off my feet. I want off this drug asap, but of course my Doc is on vacation and NP wont help me unless she sees the rash (which doesn't happen until after business hours usually) I cut my pill in half to 2.5 last night, and want to get off it ASAP. I didn't even NEED to start taking this drug; my BP was 130/90.. I want off it! F 30 18 days
5 1X D
10/20/2010

 5  bp None, as I lost weight it was gradually decreased as my bp went down F 67 8 years
5 1X D
10/9/2010

 1  High Blood Pressure Burns my chest, I cant take the whole pill at once. Makes me feel depressed, sometimes my body radiates a lot of heat after I take it. I do not like the affect it has on my persona. I feel like a zombie and cannot function. M 51 3 months
5mg 1X D
9/22/2010
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 1  Hypertension Dizziness, nausea, hardly any energy, insomia, dry cough, heart palpitations, tingling in hands and feet, mutiple sinus infections. I spoke to my PCP about the side effects and she told me to stop reading them, because that usually makes them worse. I wish the doctors would believe us! I stopped taking this for about a day, and started to feel better. Also, was in the hospital for about three day, and they did not give it to me and I felt fine and BP was normal. I have a followup with my PCP next week and I am going to demand something else. This is horrible. F 43 90 days
5/10 1X D
9/14/2010
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 1  High blood pressure A day or two after starting this drug that my doctor assured me would be safe, I experienced crippling depression, complete lack of concentration, fatigue, and depersonalization. I feel like I'm losing it. My heart rate increased, and my blood pressure stayed the same. My vision is sometimes blurry and my I find it difficult to focus my eyes. This is the worst I have ever felt from a drug. I'm glad to find I'm not alone. I think Norvasc needs to be investigated by the FDA. Something is going on that doesn't seem to be documented properly. Doctors need to be aware of how severe the crushing psychiatric side effects can be with this drug. Besides the frightening side effects, Norvasc raised my heart rate by about 15 BPM and did nothing for my blood pressure. M 32 10 days
5 MG 1X D
9/14/2010

 4  High blood pressure None - I would think if I was going to experience any side effects, I would have by now. F 69 20 days
2.5 mg 1X D
9/9/2010

 1  High Blood Pressure I'm speaking for my mother who is not longer able to think for herself. She had depression, anxiety, ankle swelling, and the last 3 years she started having dementia problems and it got so bad that we had to place her in a home. Elderly people really need to be watched closely while on meds since they can have more problems with them. There is a serious side effect listed, "loss of sense of one's self or place" and that's about the state my mother got into. So sad. She was also getting too much thyroid for years, which drove up her BP, so she's now suffering needlessly from prescribed drug abuse. F 84
1X D
9/1/2010

 2  blood pressure Awful. Extreme fatigue to the extent that I had to cancel plans and was afraid to drive, inability to concentrate, memory problems, depression, racing heart. Felt like I'd aged 20 years in a week. Find it hard to believe that only 1 percent of patients have adverse reactions. Have switched to a beta blocker and am much better. Don't ignore or think that you're imagining side effects just because they're not listed in the studies. There's something going on with this drug that's under-reported. F 44 14 days
5/10 1X D
8/31/2010

 5  hypertention occassional tiredness I've tried other HBP meds with terrible side effects. So far, Norvasc has been great for my blood pressure and is heart friendly. I've had several EKG's and all have been great. I have been on thyroid meds for the past three years and as long as I take the two meds, four hours apart they work well together. The generic form of Norvasc did not work for me. With diet and moderate exercise 3x weekly, my BP has gone as low as 96/60. However I average 117/72 with diet and moderate exercise. I believe you have to be your own avocate and find the right drug that works for you. Some side effect we may have to live with in order to maintain a decent quality of life. F 52 18 years
10mg 1X D
8/18/2010

 3  HBP After 3 or 4 hours on my feet, my legs become very hot, bright red and swollen, especially my ankles and feet. Bruise very easily because of this. But swelling goes if sit with feet up for half an hour or so, but will come back if on feet again. Also feel incredibly tired and unmotivated, which has been since taking the medication. Do feel depressed sometimes, may be medication. Have gained weight, may be medication, not sure, could be due to lack of exercise due to fatigue. Horribile taste in dry mouth in morning which is since taking the medication. It has brought my BP down though. Was on 5mg and had no symptoms. It was when i changed to 10mg then i seemed to have these side effects F 39 7 months
10 1X D
8/14/2010

 4  Hypertension A little dizzy the first day or two. then OK. I seem to be urinating more now. BP is down to 120/80 M 65 14 days
5 mg 1X D
8/11/2010

 3  HBP Severe dizziness, fatigue. I seem to have one good day followed by one day when I can't do much of anything. I have a hard time concentrating and can't read for any length of time. My blood pressure has dropped to within normal range (av. 127/76 the last 4 days) but it had only recently gone high (still undergoing tests to find out why) My last check up May 4th my b.p. was 118/72 and somewhere between that date and July 4th it went up to 188/103 and I don't know why. I do not like this medicine and refuse to accept that I am going to be on medication for the rest of my life so I am following the DASH diet, exercising when I am not dizzy and trying to relax. The days when I am dizzy make me HATE this drug but the fact that my pressure is normal makes it OK. Hopefully I will be able to stop taking it soon. This SUCKS! F 48 12 days
10MG 1X D
7/23/2010

 3  HBP Slight Chest pain No significant reduction in BP as yet...but the chest pains were a bit worrying....I will keep all updated as I progress. A site I visited earlier says that initial chest pains is experienced in some cases. M 35 2 days
10 1X D
7/22/2010
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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

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