Medicine : Caduet (10mg)

Name:Caduet (10mg)
Type:Tablet
Manufacturer:Pfizer Limited
Generic Use:Amlodipine , Atorvastatin
Composition:Amlodipine(10mg) , Atorvastatin(10mg)
Substitutes:caduet (10mg) , caduet (10mg)


Generic ( Amlodipine )



Typical use Of Amlodipine :Amlodipine Is Used To Treat High Blood Pressure And Various Forms Of Angina (severe Pain In Chest Which May Travel Into The Jaw, Neck And Arms Or Narrowing Of The Coronary Arteries Of The Heart.
Mechanism of action of Amlodipine :Amlodipine Is An Anti-hypertensive Drug That Relaxes And Opens Blood Vessels, Thus, Improving The Flow Of Blood And Lowering The Blood Pressure. It Improves Blood And Oxygen Supply To The Heart Muscles.
Drug Interaction of Amlodipine :Grapefruit Juice May Increase Plasma Concentration Of Amlodipine. Amlodipine May Cause Excessive Reduction In Blood Pressure On Interaction With Calcium, Sildenafil, Tadalafil Or Vardenafil. Always Consult Your Physician For The Change Of Dose Regimen Or An Alternative Drug Of Choice That May Strictly Be Required.
Side effects of Amlodipine :The Common Side Effects Are Headache, Swelling Of Part Or Whole Of Body, Rash, Unusual Tiredness, Urge To Vomit, Facial Redness And Feeling Of Warmth (flushing), Sleepiness, Dizziness, Headache, Swelling Of Ankle, Face, Lips And Eyes, Sleepiness, Abdominal Pain, Indigestion, Drowsiness, And Thumping, Pounding Or Fluttering Sensation In The Chest

INTERACTIONS OF AMLODIPINE


How Amlodipine will impact on Pregnancy ?

Studies In Animals Have Shown Risk To Fetus, However There Are No Sufficient Studies In Humans. This Drug May Be Used In Pregnant Women If Benefit Outweighs The Risk. Patients Should Follow The Advice Of The Doctor Regarding Its Use.

How Amlodipine will impact during lactation(breastfeeding) ?

Moderately Safe: No Studies Have Been Conducted In Breastfeeding Women, However There Is Possibility Of Ill Effect To The Breastfed Infants; Or Studies Conducted In Breastfeeding Women Show Minimal Non-threatening Side Effects To The Infants. Drugs Should Be Given Only If The Potential Benefit Justifies The Potential Risk To The Infant. Patients Should Follow The Advice Of The Doctor Regarding Its Use.

Medicine & Alcohol use and effect of Amlodipine

No Studies Found






Generic ( Atorvastatin )



Typical use Of Atorvastatin :Atorvastatin Is Used To Treat Patients With Elevated Cholesterol, Triglyceride Or Lipoprotein Levels In Blood, And To Reduce The Risk Of Heart Diseases, Even When Blood Cholesterol Is Normal.
Mechanism of action of Atorvastatin :Atorvastatin Blocks The Action Of The Enzyme (HMG-CoA Reductase) That Is Required For The Production Of Cholesterol In The Body. It Thus Lowers The Level Of Blood Lipids Such As Cholesterol And Triglycerides.
Drug Interaction of Atorvastatin :Atorvastatin Is Known To Interact With Other Drugs Like Gemfibrozil (increased Risk Of Rhabdomyolysis), Antibiotics And Anti-fungal Medicines, Amprenavir, Cimetidine, Colestipol, Cyclosporin, Digoxin, Warfarin, And Oral Contraceptives, Where Atorvastatin May Affect The Action Of These Drugs Or Vice Versa. Always Consult Your Physician For The Change Of Dose Regimen Or An Alternative Drug Of Choice That May Strictly Be Required.
Side effects of Atorvastatin :The Common Side Effects Are Nose And Throat Infection, Throat Pain, Nose-bleed, Allergic Reactions, Increase In Blood Glucose Level, Gastro-intestinal Disturbances Like Urge To Vomit, Constipation, Indigestion, Diarrhea And Excessive Passage Of Wind Or Gas, Muscle Wasting Condition (rhabdomyolysis), Elevation Of Enzymes Like Blood Creatine Kinase And Liver Enzymes.

INTERACTIONS OF ATORVASTATIN


How Atorvastatin will impact on Pregnancy ?

The Drug Should Not Be Used By Pregnant Women. Experiences Of Drug Use And Evidence From Studies In Pregnant Women Have Shown High Risk To Fetus. The Risk Of Drug Use In Pregnant Women Outweighs The Benefit.

How Atorvastatin will impact during lactation(breastfeeding) ?

Contraindicated: The Drug Should Not Be Used By Breastfeeding Women, As Evidences From Studies Have Shown That There Is A High Risk Of Causing Significant Damage To Infants.

Medicine & Alcohol use and effect of Atorvastatin

No Studies Found