Generic Caduet, Amlodipine/ Atorvastatin

Amlodipine/Atorvastatin is used to treat individuals suffering from hypertension and high cholesterol.

Generic Caduet

Amlodipine/ Atorvastatin

Zivast AM, Stamcor


FDC, Dr Reddy's Laboratories


Amlodipine 5 mg / Atorvastatin 10 mg



Amlodipine is used in the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure), Amlodipine can help lower blood pressure in patients suffering from hypertension.
How it Works
Amlodipine is also known as calcium channel blockers or calcium ion antagonists, Amlodipine works in the body by widening the blood vessels, mwhich makes it easier for the heart to pump blood around the body and help increase the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart. Amlodipine as Calcium channel blockers do not change the amount of calcium in your blood or bones. Amlodipine works by blocking the amount of calcium that goes into the 'smooth' muscle cells in the walls of the arteries and in the heart. Calcium is needed for muscles to contract, so reducing the amount of calcium causes the muscle cells to relax, allowing more smoother blood flow and directly treating hypertension
Common Side effects
Patients who take Amlodipine may suffer from such side effects; Fatigue, Sleepiness, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck), Headache, Ankle swelling, Nausea, Dizziness, Palpitations, Edema, Abdominal pain


Atorvastatin is used in the treatment for reducing the increased cholesterol levels in blood.
How it Works
Atorvastatin isk nown as a statin and it works by selectively inhibiting the enzyme (HMG-CoA reductase) which plays a central role in the production of cholesterol. this then allows a reduction in the amount of cholesterol synthesized by the liver and a lowering of the lipoproteins and cholesterol circulating in the blood. Atorvastatin is used to prevent cardiovascular disease by lowering the production amount of cholesterol
Common Side effects
Patients who take Atorvastatin may suffer from such side effects; Vertigo, Diarrhoea, Digestive upset and flatulence, Musculoskeletal pain, Allergic reaction, Headache, Nausea, Dyspepsia, Nasopharyngitis, Increased liver enzymes, Increased glucose level in blood

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