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Will I Have Problems With Amlodipine and Olmesartan?

Possible Side Effects of Amlodipine and Olmesartan

Amlodipine and olmesartan is a combination of two medications, amlodipine (Norvasc®) and olmesartan (Benicar®). The components of amlodipine and olmesartan have been studied individually in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occur in a group of people taking the drug are documented and then compared to the side effects that occur in another group of people not taking the medicine. As a result, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
 
In studies, the only side effect of the olmesartan (Benicar) component of amlodipine and olmesartan was dizziness (occurring in 3 percent of people). The most common side effects of the amlodipine (Norvasc) component of amlodipine and olmesartan included:
 
  • Swelling or water retention (edema) -- in up to 10.8 percent of people
  • Feelings of a rapidly or forcefully beating heart (heart palpitations) -- up to 4.5 percent
  • Dizziness -- up to 3.4 percent
  • Flushing (redness of the skin, especially the face) -- up to 2.6 percent.
     

Final Thoughts Side Effects of Amlodipine and Olmesartan

It is possible that you may experience some or none of the amlodipine and olmesartan side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking amlodipine and olmesartan, or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect of amlodipine and olmesartan, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
 
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