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 😀

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