Amlodipine may cause several common side effects. Studies show that about 8 out of every 100 people taking amlodipine will have at least one side effect. Also, people on a higher dose are more likely to have symptoms.
In studies, less than 2 out of 100 people stopped taking amlodipine due to side effects. However, the same number of people taking a placebo (sugar pill) stopped. This means that people with high blood pressure sometimes feel symptoms whether or not they are taking a medicine.
Everyone reacts to medicine differently. Most people taking amlodipine won’t have any side effects. Some will, but they will be minor. Be sure to tell your doctor about any symptoms you are having. Most side effects are not dangerous. But the only way to know is to let your doctor know. Symptoms often go away over time. Sometimes, they improve after lowering the dose of medicine.
Even common side effects are not so common!