Amlodipine Besylate Side Effects Hair Loss
Amlodipine Besylate is a prescription drug known as a calcium channel blocker. Today, we are are going to talk about what the drug does, what people take it for and, what are the side effects.
What is Amlodipine Besylate?
Amlodipine Besylate is a calcium channel blocker block the calcium from entering the smooth cells that line the coronary arteries. Since calcium is makes muscles contract, blocking calcium from traveling into the coronary arteries,it makes them relax. Since the coronary arteries will be relaxed by the Amlodipine Besylate, it can help prevent chest pain. It can also help lower blood pressure and it can help reduce the heart needing to pump so much oxygen, and even helps prevent chest pain in patients already diagnosed with coronary heart disease. There are three different doses of this drug, it comes in 2.5mg pills, 5 mg pills, 10mg pills. There are many side effects that can happen taking this drug including headache and some people claim that Amlodipine Besylate can cause the side effect of hair loss.
What are some side effects of this drug?
There are a few side effect of this drug that are quite common while taking the drug. The most reported side effects are headache and swelling of legs and feet. Less common side effects are labored breathing, fast or irregular pulse, feeling of warmth, redness of your face, neck, arms, and body, shortness of breath, and wheezing. Another less common side effect is that Amlodipine Besylate can cause the side effect of hair loss. Some people reported hair thinning; others reported that Amlodipine Besylate did cause the side effect of hair loss that came out in small clumps. I will tell you that less than .01 % of people reported this as a side effect, so most people do not have to worry about it. You should report these side effects to your doctor, but he may want to you stay on the drug as the reasons to help your heart may be more important than the side effects.
There are many side effects that have been reported but are extremely rare are black, tarry stools, bleeding gums, blistering of skin, blurred vision, chest pain, chills, confusion, dilated neck veins, large hive like swelling on face, pain in arms and calves, painful urination, pinpoint rash, pale extremities, red and irritated eyes, sores in mouth, sore throat, excess sweating, swollen glands, unusual tiredness, finding no pulse in legs, weakness in arms, legs, hands, feet, and yellow eyes and skin. If you are on this medication and you get any of the above symptoms call your doctor immediately, these are not normal and you will probably have to be removed from the drug immediately.
I hope you found this article about the drug Amlodipine Besylate informative. This drug can help your chest pain and blood pressure, and knowing before you start what the potential side effects is a great way to be prepared.