What is Caduet (Amlodipine Atorvastatin) used for?
Caduet (Amlodipine and Atorvastatin ) is an angina prevention medicine that can be used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure, prevent chest pain and other symptoms of heart disease. It is classified as a calcium channel blocker. The blood vessels are relaxed, which makes the heart work less, as a result of easier blood flow. Exercise can be made easier if your blood pressure is lower. Preventing chest pain helps you exercise more effectively. Exercise, losing weight, and quitting smoking may also improve the effectiveness of this medication in addition to eating a low cholesterol/low fat diet. Consult your doctor for more information.
Caduet (Amlodipine Atorvastatin) Information
This medication should be taken once daily as directed by your doctor, with or without food. try taking this around the same time very day to ensure that you
Dosages are determined by your medical condition, response to treatment, and other medications you may be taking. If you take prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, or herbal products, be sure to let your doctor and pharmacist know what you are taking. This can prevent an allergic reaction to other products.
Take this medication with caution, except if you have been instructed otherwise by your doctor. This medication can be absorbed into your bloodstream more quickly if you drink grapefruit juice. Talking to your doctor can determine if you have any risk factors associated with this drug.
The product should be taken at least one hour before or after taking any other medications that lower cholesterol (bile acid-binding resins such as colestipol or cholestyramine). Atorvastatin may not be absorbed fully if these products react with it.
If you feel well, do not stop taking this medication. Most people who have high blood pressure or high cholesterol/triglycerides do not feel sick while taking this medication.
A regular dose of this product may be required for it to be effective if it is being used to treat chest pain. If you experience chest pain, do not use this medication. Instead, use other medicines (such as nitroglycerin under the tongue) as directed by your physician to relieve it.
In case of no improvement or worsening of your condition (such as high or increasing blood pressure or chest pain), call your doctor. You may need to seek immediate medical attention if you experience muscle problems such as unexplained muscle pain tenderness or weakness. This may be a sign of decreased liver function or kidney disease.
Side effects of Caduet including:
- swelling hands/ankles/feet
- flushing (warmth or redness in your face),
- muscle pain,
- stomach pain,
- indigestion, or
- joint pain.
Tell your doctor if you have unlikely but serious side effects of Caduet including:
- fast or pounding heartbeat or fluttering in your chest,
- unexplained muscle pain
- tenderness or weakness,
- unusual tiredness,
- dark colored urine,
- weight gain,
- urinating less than usual or not at all,
- severe drowsiness,
- feeling like you might pass out,
- worsening chest pain,
- chest pain spreading to the arm or shoulder,
- general ill feeling,
- upper stomach pain,
- loss of appetite,
- clay-colored stools, or
- jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
Caduet Drug interaction listed below.
- Aspirin Low Strength (aspirin)
- Celebrex (celecoxib)
- Cymbalta (duloxetine)
- Fish Oil (omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids)
- Lyrica (pregabalin)
- Nexium (esomeprazole)
- Plavix (clopidogrel)
- potassium chloride
- Synthroid (levothyroxine)
- Toprol-XL (metoprolol)
- Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)
Caduet disease interactions
There are 9 disease interactions with Caduet (amlodipine / atorvastatin) which include:
- cardiogenic shock/hypotension
- coronary artery disease
- liver disease
- liver disease
- cognitive impairment
- renal disease
Starting price of Caduet 5mg/10mg cost in Canada
- 90 tabs - $245.00 USD ($2.72 per tabs)
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You do require a prescription to order Caduet in Canada. Licensed pharmacies are unable to dispense prescription required drugs without one.
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