Caduet - Uses & Side Effects
Generic ingredients: Amlodipine and Atorvastatin
Caduet is a combination of two drugs, amlodipine (also known as Norvasc) and atorvastatin (also known as Lipitor). Amlodipine is a calcium-channel blocker used to lower high blood pressure (hypertension). It also relieves different types of chest pain (angina). Atorvastatin blocks the body's ability to make cholesterol. Atorvastatin can help lower blood cholesterol for patients who are at risk of getting heart disease or a stroke. It is only for patients whose cholesterol level is not controlled by diet. This medicine is not a cure. Generic amlodipine; atorvastatin tablets are not yet available.
Uses of Caduet
Side Effects of Caduet
Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe to continue using Caduet. Clinical trials have shown no side effect specific to Caduet. Side effects are similar to those reported with amlodipine and atorvastatin. Side effects of amlodipine may include:
Warnings and precautions before taking Caduet:
Drug Interaction :- If you take Caduet with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Caduet with any of the following:
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center. Symptoms of overdose may include:
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