Caduet contains a combination of amlodipine and atorvastatin. Atorvastatin belongs to a group of drugs called HMG CoA reductase inhibitors, or “statins.” Atorvastatin reduces levels of “bad” cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL) and triglycerides in the blood, while increasing levels of “good” cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL).

Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker. Amlodipine relaxes the blood vessels, improving blood flow and making it easier for the heart to pump.

Caduet is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) or chest pain (angina), and to lower the risk of stroke, heart attack, and other heart complications in people with type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, or other risk factors.

Caduet is used in adults and children who are at least 10 years old.

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  • Caduet
  • 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
    If any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking amlodipine / atorvastatin, get emergency help immediately:

    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
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with amlodipine / atorvastatin may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    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
    welts
  • (amlodipine besylate and atorvastatin calcium) tablet, film coated