Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Frans | 2011-02-06


12 year old daughter ankle pain

Started 3 months ago and has worsened so that she can not run at all at school. she walks with pain.
She suffers from HT due to kidney problems since 4 years.
She is on chronic supply of 10mg Norvasc daily.
Had a bi-lateral urether implant on age 9.
she is underweight and small of build.

Expert's Reply



'Norvasc' is the trade name for amlodipine which is a calcium channel blocker medicine used to treat hypertension. One of the recognised side effects of amlodipine is joint pain. Also in children with kidney problems there is the possibility that joint pain may develop as the result of uric acid in the blood being raised leading to a form of gout.There are other possible causes as well but I have just highlighted two of the most likely causes. It is essential to take your daughter to see her paediatric renal expert so that she can be properly examined and tested.I hope that she will soon be on her way to recovery.

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