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Amlodipine / Atorvastatin

AMLODIPINE; ATORVASTATIN is a combination of 2 drugs. Amlodipine is a calcium-channel blocker used to lower high blood pressure. It also relieves chest pain caused by angina. Atorvastatin blocks the body's ability to make cholesterol. It 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. Compare calcium channel blocker / statin combinations.
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Caduet Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. You will need to have regular tests to make sure your liver is working properly.

Tell your doctor or health care professional as soon as you can if you get any unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness, especially if you also have a fever and tiredness. Your doctor or health care professional may tell you to stop taking this medicine if you develop muscle problems. If your muscle problems do not go away after stopping this medicine, contact your health care professional.

This medicine contains a cholesterol lowering agent, but is only part of a total cholesterol-lowering program. Your physician or dietitian can suggest a low-cholesterol and low-fat diet that will reduce your risk of getting heart and blood vessel disease. Avoid alcohol and smoking, and keep a proper exercise schedule.

Check your blood pressure and pulse rate regularly. Ask your doctor or health care professional what your blood pressure and pulse rate should be and when you should contact him or her.

This medicine may affect blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, check with your doctor or health care professional before you change your diet or the dose of your diabetic medicine.

You may feel dizzy or lightheaded. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. To reduce the risk of dizzy or fainting spells, do not sit or stand up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. Avoid alcoholic drinks. They can make you more dizzy, increase flushing and rapid heartbeats.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Cough

difficulty with swallowing

dizziness

fast heartbeat

hives

itching

puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue

skin rash

tightness in the chest

unusual tiredness or weakness

wheezing

Rare

Chest pain or discomfort

dilated neck veins

extra heartbeats

extreme fatigue

irregular breathing

irregular heartbeat

pulse irregularity

swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs

weight gain

Incidence not known

Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin

chills

dark-colored urine

diarrhea

fever

joint or muscle pain

muscle cramps or spasms

muscle stiffness

red, irritated eyes

red skin lesions, often with a purple center

sore throat

sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of overdose

Blurred vision

confusion

dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position

feeling of warmth

redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest

sweating

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Body aches or pain

congestion

difficulty with moving

headache

lower back or side pain

pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones

painful or difficult urination

runny or stuffy nose

tender, swollen glands in the neck

voice changes

Less common

Accidental injury

acid or sour stomach

belching

bloated or full feeling

difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)

excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines

general feeling of discomfort or illness

heartburn

indigestion

lack or loss of strength

loss of appetite

nausea

passing gas

shivering

sleepiness or unusual drowsiness

stomach discomfort, upset, or pain

trouble sleeping

vomiting

Rare

Anxiety

bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste

blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin

burning feeling in the chest or stomach

burning while urinating

change in near or distance vision

change in taste

change in the color of the skin

cold and clammy skin

cracked, dry, scaly skin

difficulty in focusing eyes

dry mouth

dryness of the eyes

excessive muscle tone

frequent urination

hair loss or thinning of the hair

increased appetite

increased volume of pale, dilute urine

irritability

lack of feeling or emotion

loose stools

loss of memory

muscle tension or tightness

muscle weakness

problems with memory

restlessness

severe and throbbing headache

shakiness and unsteady walk

sneezing

tenderness in the stomach area

transient, mild, or pleasant aromatic odor

trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination

twitching

uncaring

unsteadiness

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Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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