Caduet(Amlodipine Besylate/Atorvastatin Calcium)
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Caduet Drug Information
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amlodipine and atorvastatin. Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker and is used to treat high blood pressure or prevent chest pain (angina). It works by relaxing the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily and the heart does not need to work so hard. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Preventing chest pain can help improve your ability to exercise. Atorvastatin is used along with a proper diet to help lower bad cholesterol and fats (such as LDL, triglycerides) and raise good cholesterol (HDL) in the blood. It belongs to a group of drugs known as "statins." It works by reducing the amount of cholesterol made by the liver. Lowering "bad" cholesterol and triglycerides and raising "good" cholesterol decreases the risk of heart disease and helps prevent strokes and heart attacks. In addition to eating a proper diet (such as a low-cholesterol/low-fat diet), other lifestyle changes that may help Caduet work better include exercising, losing weight if overweight, and stopping smoking. Consult your doctor for more details.
How to Use Caduet
Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking Caduet and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Take Caduet by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. The Dosage of Caduet is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, age, and other medications you may be taking. Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while using Caduet unless your doctor instructs you otherwise. Grapefruit can increase the amount of Caduet in your bloodstream. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details. If you also take certain other drugs to lower your cholesterol (bile acid-binding resins such as cholestyramine or colestipol), take Caduet at least 1 hour before or at least 4 hours after taking these medications. These products can react with atorvastatin, preventing its full absorption. Take Caduet regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to take it at the same time each day. It may take up to 2 weeks before you get the full benefit of amlodipine, and up to 4 weeks before you get the full benefit of atorvastatin. Keep taking Caduet even if you feel well. Most people with high blood pressure or high cholesterol/triglycerides do not feel sick. If Caduet is used for chest pain, it must be taken regularly to be effective. It should not be used to treat chest pain when it occurs. Use other medications (such as nitroglycerin placed under the tongue) to relieve chest pain as directed by your doctor. Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens (such as your blood pressure readings remain high or increase, your chest pain occurs more often).
Before taking Caduet, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to amlodipine or atorvastatin; or to other calcium channel blockers (such as nifedipine); or if you have any other allergies. Caduet may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Caduet, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,liver disease, kidney disease, alcohol use, certain structural heart problems (aortic/mitral stenosis). Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Caduet may make you dizzy. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you more dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis). Limit alcoholic beverages. Daily use of alcohol may increase your risk for liver problems, especially when combined with atorvastatin. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information. To reduce your risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position. Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of the drug, especially muscle problems and dizziness. Caduet must not be used during pregnancy. Atorvastatin may harm an unborn baby. Therefore, it is important to prevent pregnancy while taking Caduet. Consult your doctor for more details and to discuss the use of reliable forms of birth control (such as condoms, birth control pills) while taking Caduet. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor right away. Amlodipine passes into breast milk. It is unknown if atorvastatin passes into breast milk. Because of the possible risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using Caduet is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
If you miss a dose of Caduet, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose (within 12 hours), skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
See also How to Use section. Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.daptomycin, gemfibrozil. Other medications can affect the removal of atorvastatin from your body, which may affect how atorvastatin works. Examples include cyclosporine, glecaprevir plus pibrentasvir, telaprevir, telithromycin, ritonavir, among others. Do not take any red yeast rice products while you are taking amlodipine/atorvastatin because some red yeast rice products may also contain a statin called lovastatin. Taking amlodipine/atorvastatin and red yeast rice products together can increase your risk of serious muscle and liver problems. Some products have ingredients that could raise your blood pressure. Tell your pharmacist what products you are using, and ask how to use them safely (especially cough-and-cold products, diet aids, or NSAIDs such as ibuprofen/naproxen).
Caduet Side Effects
What are Caduet side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Caduet may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Caduet as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Caduet
The side effects of Caduet may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Caduet. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Caduet may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Caduet, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Caduet.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Caduet, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Caduet and the side effects associated with Caduet are described in the following:
Common Caduet Side Effects
- peripheral edema
- acute abdominal pain
- headache disorder
- urinary tract infection
Less Frequent Caduet Side Effects
- muscle spasm
- skin rash
- musculoskeletal pain
Rare or Very Rare Caduet Side Effects
- acute myocardial infarction
- extrapyramidal disease
- thrombocytopenic disorder
- erythema multiforme
- abnormal hepatic function tests
- atrial fibrillation
- ventricular tachycardia
- progressive angina pectoris
- pulmonary edema
- immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy
- hepatic failure
- peripheral neuropathy
- neck stiffness
- muscle weakness
- tendon rupture
- abnormal hepatic function tests
- erythema multiforme
- toxic epidermal necrolysis
- Stevens-Johnson syndrome
- interstitial lung disease
- increased alanine transaminase
- increased aspartate transaminase
- symptoms of anxiety
- abnormal sexual function
- visual changes
- gingival hyperplasia
- back pain
- peripheral neuropathy
- general weakness
- increased urinary frequency
- weight gain
- weight loss
- ocular pain
- dream disorder
- pruritus of skin
- skin rash
- maculopapular rash
- chest pain
- peripheral ischemia
- drug-induced hot flash
- acute abdominal pain
- memory impairment
- sterile pyuria
- blurred vision
- acute confusion
- joint stiffness
- weight gain
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Caduet when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.
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