Norvasc (Thread 160233)

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pat harman Says:

Any feedback on side effects from taking Norvasc?

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Dawn Says:

I want to know if anyone has bad leg cramps from this rxs.or any other side effectts.

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Cheryl Says:

My daughter just started taking it and didn't complain of leg cramps, but she did have increased urination

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Liza Says:

Just started taking it yesterday, and noticed that my head was hot and cheeks were flush. Had massive headache too. No leg cramps yet.

Have you noticed if these side effects go away with prolonged use?

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Verwon Says:

These are common side-effects when someone first starts using Norvasc:

Headache, stomach pain or gas, nausea, vomiting, facial flushing, drowsiness or dizziness, unusual weakness or tiredness .

Most side effect do go away after your body adjust to the med, it can vary from person to person, but it usually takes approximately 2 weeks.

Here is the full monograph listing:

Norvasc Info Click Here

As to the leg cramps, that is not listed in what I am reading as a side effect, but as I said above, these things can vary from person to person. If they occur and are bothersome, please speak to your doctor or pharmacist, to make sure you are not experiencing a dangerous side effect.

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Jean Moore Says:

My doctor added 10 mg Norvasc to by current beta blocker + thiazide diuretic. I felt like a horse kicked me in the chest with every heartbeat. I quit taking it after 4 days.

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SharonT Says:

I just started the medication 4 days ago and I have had a massive headache and nausea since then. Is there a better medication with less side effects?

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Verwon Says:

Well you should really try it for a few weeks before you give up on it, many of these side effects are only caused by your body adjusting to the new med and depending on how fast it takes you to adjust to it, they will wear off in between 2 to 4 weeks.

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Verwon Says:

You should never stop any med like this without speaking to your doctor first.

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Liza Says:

Back in 08-26-2006, I called my Dr. on 08-28 and he took me off Norvasc put me on a generic called Lisinopril.

I haven't had any side effects w/ the generic Lisinopril. It's what another family member takes with no side effects, so my Dr. thought it might also be O.K. for me to take, which it has.

I understand the forum moderator's and Verwon's advice, but I'm not willing to miss work and not be able to lead a normal life for two weeks, just to see if a medication is going to adjust to my body. There are too many other medicines the Dr. can try.

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christy frey Says:

the only thing i am having is tiredness all the time and swelling in my legs and i have been on it about a year

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Ray Alexander Says:

My wife's feet and ankles swelled
out of sight taking Novac

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Gertie Says:

My feed and legs were also swelling when I was taking Novasc. I also had heaches and dizziness at midday everyday. My Dc put me on Adco-Retic one in the morning and Triplein Forte in the evening.This is my second month on Triplein forte.I also feel tired, headaches and I run to the toilet more than 6 times day and night.

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Jeanne Says:

I don't believe that a person has to go through the hell of the side effects of Norvacs or lisiniprol. I was so sick from those drugs and had to get off of them. Did you also know that norvasc causes psychosis. People need to be persistent with there doctors as I was. Doctors are not educated with side effect. Now I am so scared to take any medications at all. I am now off of both medications cause it gave me flu like symthams coughing was so darn tired could not do anything not even house work. I am now on a low dose of diuretic. I will see how that works. Please you have to be persistent with your doctors and demand to be taken of these meds. There are other meds out there with less side effects.

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arthur Says:

I just started taking Norvasc and felt like Jean Moore described but this all went away 4-5 days later. Now I feel much better and my blood pressure is much better. Just like others have been saying let your body adjust to the meds before giving up.

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kelly Says:

started taking amlodipine 12/5. 10 mg.tremor, lightheadness, dry mouth. no edema yet. a mild case
of the jitters.

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Mansour Says:

When I started taking NORVASC 5mg, I noticed swelling on both feet. I went to Doctor complaining about the swelling, He recommended the following: Use LO salt and stop taking the MATRIEIX SR and try swimming at least half an hour a day. I have done whatever the doctor recommended, the swelling is not gone had my kidney, liver and lung tested, and found nothing wrong with them. I am also Diabetic type 2. It is controlled by some tablets. Could you advise me what to do next?.

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sue Says:

how long the psycosis side effect left after you stop taking Novascs

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Sue Says:

how long the psycosis side effect left after you stop taking Novascs? please somebody can answer this

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Alvin Says:

Did you ever get the answer to how long it lasted after stopping?

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Taormina Says:

I have had serious night leg cramps and sometimes a little daytime tightening . I realized that my doctor added Amlodipine,only 5mg.,to my pressure meds. I've seen 3 doctors and none can figure out why my spasms are so severe. I wake up from 1 to sometimes 3 x . I actually need my husband at times to assist me getting up to massage the calf cramp area. It's happens mostly to my rt. leg,but sometimes the left. No one,except my husband understands my pain and sleeplessness when this happens. I'm wondering now if the Amlodipine,even at the low dose, might contribute or be the cause of my cramps. It's been since my doc. added this med. that the common cramps became so painful,severe and nightly.
I'm trying Magnesium now. It seems to have helped a little.

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