What is caduet medication used for?
Chemical Name AMLODIPINE (am-LOE-di-peen) and ATORVASTATIN (a-TORE-va-sta-tin)
Caduet (Norvasc and Lipitor Combination)
Caduet is a combination of 2 drugs: amlodipine (Norvasc) and atorvastatin (Lipitor). Caduet is used in the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure) and lowering blood cholesterol levels. Amlodipine belongs to the group of calcium channel blockers. They act by relaxing the smooth muscles in the blood vessels which results in an easier flow of blood in the vessels along with less load on the heart. This effect lowers the blood pressure thus preventing strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems.
Atorvastatin belongs to “statins” group of drugs. It is known to lower the “bad” cholesterols, which are low-density lipoproteins (LDL) and triglycerides and increases the levels of “good” cholesterol, i.e., high-density lipoproteins (HDL) by lowering the production of cholesterol made by the liver. This decreases the risk of heart attacks.
You can buy Caduet from Canada Pharmacy and get it delivered to your house.
Caduet should be taken as prescribed by your doctor. Its dosage will be adjusted by your doctor according to your age, medical condition or any related treatment. Do not increase, decrease, alter or stop Caduet without consulting your physician.
Caduet is usually taken once a day, with or without food. It should be taken at the same time each day. Do not break the tablet. Consult your doctor if you cannot swallow the tablet.
It is important to understand that Caduet combined with diet, exercise and weight control, constitutes the complete treatment program.
Active ingredients (in Caduet 5mg and Caduet 10mg) are amlodipine/atorvastatin, in the strength combination of:
Before starting treatment with Caduet, discuss the following factors with your physician.
- Liver disease
- Kidney disease
- Heart disease
- Thyroid disorder
- Consumption of more than 2 alcoholic drinks daily
Immediately consult your doctor if the following side effects start to appear;
- Muscle stiffness
- Abnormal muscle movements
- Severe drowsiness, fainting
- Worsening or spreading chest pain, nausea, sweating
- Liver problems
- Swelling of legs or ankles
- Allergic reaction
- Urine infection
- Stomach pain, nausea
- Heartburn, indigestion or wind
- Muscle and joint pain
- Shortness of breath
- Eye pain or change in vision