I've been on this tablet for high blood pressure I've Been getting hot swollen knees and feet.... blood in urine...... extreme fatigue.... plus stabbing stomach pains which have ended up with a hospital visits I've had every test and the docs can't find anything. I've Been looking at side effects of this drug now I think its because of this tablet is the reason why gunna stop taking it and see the doctor .....

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    Unfortunately some of the meds do have terrible side affects as you are describing here. I would most definatley see you Dr. and insist on stopping the amlodipine.

    Amlodipine did cause my stomach to be upset. I have 2 friends that went completly bald in a short time of being on this med. One friends hair grew back but the others did not.

    My experience with blood in the urine has been a kidney stone. When the stone moves it causes bleeding . An Ultra sound of the kidneys should be done to rule out kidney stone or stones. Hope your feeling better once you change this med.

    I have tried many meds because of their side affects over the last 4 yrs. I am currently on Triamterene -HCTZ 37.5-25 MG. capsules and works very well for me with no side affects and keeps my pb at a good level.

  • I can't believe this drug can cause so many problems I've been on this tablet for a year my life has been turned upside down. ....l just wanna feel well n I don't ..... now it's almost 4 in the morning I have been in pain most of the night ...... it's effecting my job my social life I just want answers hopefully will start to feel better soon ...this tablet is scary stuff !!

  • Hi, I have been on Amlodopine for about 14 years and just accepted the swollen ankles and itchy legs I think it gave me. However recently I got fed up with it so spoke to my understanding Doctor and, as she knew I monitored by BP regularly, she was happy for me to reduce the dosage from 10mg down to 5mg. As a result the swollen ankle and itchy legs disappeared and their was little or no affect on BP. I then tried cutting it out completely and my BP increased. So I am happy to continue on the reduce dosage.

  • I've now been off it for a week I can't tell how much better I feel went t the doc because I take 3 other bp tablets the doc had increased them swollen legs. tiredness and feel like the fog has lifted and I feel light hearted take my bp regularly all is good my life back after struggling for a year 😀

  • These doctors are very quick to dismiss any "side effects" we may have to any medication they give us. I had very bad reactions to Amlodopine which gave me very terrible chest pains that made me think i was having a heart attack. Doctor said no way it could be the medication. Told him to switch the pills which he did.

    Any side effects should not be ignored and just cause your dr dosent think its the meds they are not the ones taking them.

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