Generic Caduet 5mg 30 Tabs, amlodipine
Generic Name: amlodipine and atorvastatin (am LOE di peen and a TORE va sta tin)
Brand Names: Caduet
What is amlodipine and atorvastatin?
Atorvastatin is in a group of drugs called HMG CoA reductase
inhibitors, or "statins." Atorvastatin blocks the production of cholesterol (a
type of fat) in the body. Amlodipine is in a group of drugs called calcium
channel blockers. Amlodipine relaxes the blood vessels, improving blood flow and
making it easier for the heart to pump.
The combination of amlodipine and
atorvastatin is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) or chest pain
(angina) that occurs with high cholesterol or triglyceride levels. Amlodipine
and atorvastatin may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this
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