NORVASC Reviews

Average Rating: 2.1 (759 Ratings)

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RATING  REASONSIDE EFFECTS FOR NORVASCCOMMENTSSEXAGEDURATION/
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 5  Hypertension No current side effects Calm, no palpitations. F 52 0 weeks
5 mg 1X D
11/1/2021
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 5  blood pressure Norvasc is an excellent BP med if you take the generic from Ascend Labs. It will have absolutely no side effects and I mean none nada. If you. take any one of the dozen generics made in India, China , etc you'll experience at minimum a half dozen of the listed.side effects. In fact you may sleep 20 hours a day and may find it difficult to walk among a wheelbarrow full of side effects. The drug is so cheap Customs has caught India manufacturers obtaining it from China and illegally bringing it into the US. Most have been caught. Remember BP meds are bot supposed to make you feel horrible. If they do and the doctor won't listen get another doctor if possible. Be fearless and don't get pushed around.and remember lowering your BP can make you feel better. . 70 15 years
5mg 1X D
9/25/2021
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 3  Blood pressure Tired, anxiety, depressed, leg feel heavy. The medication lowers BP. But side effects. After taking it for many years. Also notice white spots on skin. F 50 0 years
10mg 1X D
8/28/2021
 1  hypertension It took a few days for my body to adjust. At day 14 racing heart and high blood pressure about an hour after taking it. Trip to ER. They could find anything and upped my dose to 10 mg. Same reaction. Awake all night and afraid to sleep. F 54 14 days
5 mg 1X D
8/28/2021
 1  High blood pressure Severe anxiety. Tingling and numbness in arms and hands. Didn't control bp. Norvasc reduced my bp some, but didn't get it down to anywhere near normal. Started feeling tense and easily stressed within a few days of starting it. Over the next few weeks the stress got worse and worse. Ended up having anxiety attacks. Also got bouts of tingling and numbness in my arms and hands. My doctor insisted these were not side effects of the drug. Diagnosed me with anxiety disorder even tho I had never had any anxiety issues before taking this med. Went to another doctor who put me on a different blood pressure med. The panic attacks and tingling sensation went away and my BP finally went down. No problems with the new med at all. There are nany HBP meds you can try if you have trouble with the one you're on. If you have side effects and your doctor doesn't believe you and won't change your med, find a new doctor. There are better doctors who listen and will find the right med for you. F 38 6 months
1X D
5/14/2021
 1  Bp Sensations in head , anxiety, gastric problems, aches , muscle tingling , and movements, left side numbness and tingling , vision problems, dizzy,lightheaded, brain fog, excessive tiredness It's terrible F 39 7 weeks
5 2X D
5/3/2021
 1  Hypertension Muscle cramps, fatigue, headaches , numbness and tingling in leg and arms, anxiety excessive night sweats Gp put me on the pill shouldn't have been taking it. Stop taking the pill and Going to stop going to that dr I don't like his practice anyway M 55 3 months
5 mg 1X D
4/28/2021
 1  Hbp Dry mouth, itching, heartburn, anxiety bad, nausea stomach pains . ETC, will be stopping ASAP M 37 6 days
2.5mg 1X D
4/3/2021
 1  Blood pressure Skin turned red first couple days, then the short of breathe,then bad headaches every morning,had fluid build up in lungs,now the itching all over body,body aches,muscle cramps & spasms,insomnia,anxiety is horrible,very agitated and brain fog,double vision. It's a horrible medicine wish I never would of took it I'm stopping it and hoping these crazy side effects go away I just want my life back! M 34 30 days
10 mg 1X D
3/1/2021
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 4  Angina and High blood pressure Cardiologist prescribed a very small 2.5mg dose to help with angina and add to my other blood pressure medications. I did not like this medication the first 2 days, I had numbness around my mouth, slightly burning itchy skin and painful toes. I also had weird feelings in my neck and throat veins. I'm happy I stuck it out as those symptoms went away for me. I now have more physical energy, am exercising again and don't feel so cold. The medication raised my resting heart rate from 50 beats a minute which was too low to 55 beats a minute. I wouldn't want to be on a higher dose as there is already a decrease in urine and I have a feeling this medication could cause sexual dysfunction in high doses. I had a stent 5 months ago in my LAD heart artery and my RCA is still 50 percent blocked. I believe the norvasc has helped the blood flow with my partially blocked artery either by dilating it or allowing my heart to get more oxygen. I'm not out of breath climbing stairs now, exercise on the spin bike and feel like I have more physical strength. I had poor blood flow to my extremities prior with blue fingers in cold weather. Still get blue fingers, but not as bad. Chest pain is now gone and I feel more confident. M 53 2 weeks
2.5mg
2/8/2021
 1   Horrible side effects. Balance problems, double vision, stomach problems, fatigue and more. Im off the meds for 1 1/2 month and still having side effect symptoms. Can anyone reply? Please help!! M 43 2 months
5mg 1X D
1/29/2021
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 1  Hypertension HEAVY LEGS SOB EDEMA MORE NOTED IN LEFT ANKLE AND FOOT F 58 2 days
10 1X D
12/24/2020
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 1  Blood Pressure Brain fog, tired , lethargy , muscle cramps, muscle spasms , aches . Feeling off all the time and can't concentrate . Angry , depressed and frustrated. Lost appetite. My first side effects were the muscle pains , aches and spasms . I told my dr of course they said it was stress. Some symptoms have stopped but i'm still tired and have brain fog . It's changed my life and I was fine before I have no energy . I stopped taking the pill over 30 days ago and still having issues . F 42 24 days
5 mg 1X D
12/14/2020
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 5  High blood pressure Tiredness F 65 10 years
10mg 1X D
11/27/2020
 1  High blood pressure only Terrible tinnitus ,toes twitch , lethargy, weakness in muscles, terrible dizziness, red rash on face. Not a good drug too many intolerable side effects feel like a zombie F 78 2 weeks
5 1X D
11/19/2020
 1  Hypertension Been having anxiety, depression, fatigue, insomnia and irritability for many months. In the last week, increasing leg cramps, rash on back, welted rash on legs, tingling and numbness around mouth. Itching, uncontrolled body tremors. Seen by doctor today. Stopping Norvasc. Horrible drug. Has caused a lot of harm for myself and loved ones for too long. M 56 1 years
10 1X D
11/14/2020
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 1  High blood pressure No swelling as some have experienced, but, horrible muscle weekness/pain/cramps. I'm a janitor and have to take ibuprofen (which you shouldn't because it can spiked blood pressure) or I can't do my job. Decided to go off of norvasc, hope it helps. I am also on diovan hct for high blood pressure. F 48 2 days
5mg 1X D
11/7/2020
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 1  Hypertension I had been prescribed amlodipine in December for borderline hypertension. A few weeks after commencing this drug I felt what I can only describe as a heaviness in my leg. Never related it to the drug. I was always a very active person, walked daily and ended up having two falls, one 3 months after starting and one 6 months after. My mobility has just got worse. I can only walk a short distance now until my leg begins to feel heavy and I've no control over it. I've been for MRI and extensive heart tests which all came back fine. After doing my research I do believe it is this drug that is the cause of my problem. I am now off it 2 months, however feel no better. Can anyone tell me do these symptoms persist/get worse, or is there a chance I will improve after being off it a bit longer? F 65 10 months
20 1X D
11/4/2020
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 1  HBP Extreme fatigue, nervousness, depression and bouts of fear and crying I was a very active person ,now I have lost desire to challenge myself ,I am not the same person I was before taking this med ,I cannot function normally, I take candarsaten 8 mg 2x and 5mg of bystolic in the a.m something has got to give and I believe Norvasc has to go I dont recommend this drug to many side effects M 75 3 weeks
5 1X D
10/25/2020
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 1  BP in context of very low heart rate Extremely swollen legs from knees to toes after only three days... tingling, throbbing, burning sensation combined with sensation of freezing and numbness; shooting pain and cramps at times, feel very heavy. Great difficulty walking and impossible to wear compression stocking and regular footwear. Very difficult to sleep at night. I stopped Norvasc two weeks ago and situation has not improved so I'm worried it will be permanent. I would be very greatful for any info on how I could possibly improve my situation. Based on my experience and the numerous negative reviews, this medication and its terrible side effects should be formally investigated. My vote would certainly be to take it off the market. F 71 3 days
5mg 1X D
10/15/2020
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NORVASC  (AMLODIPINE BESYLATE):  Amlodipine is used with or without other medications to treat high blood pressure. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Amlodipine belongs to a class of drugs known as calcium channel blockers. It works by relaxing blood vessels so blood can flow more easily. Amlodipine is also used to prevent certain types of chest pain (angina). It may help to increase your ability to exercise and decrease the frequency of angina attacks. It should not be used to treat attacks of chest pain when they occur. Use other medications (such as sublingual nitroglycerin) to relieve attacks of chest pain as directed by your doctor.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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