September 2, 2014
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Caduet

(amlodipine - atorvastatin)

DIN (Drug Identification Number)

02273284 CADUET 10MG/10MG TABLET
02273292 CADUET 10MG/20MG TABLET
02273306 CADUET 10MG/40MG TABLET
02273314 CADUET 10MG/80MG TABLET
02273233 CADUET 5MG/10MG TABLET
02273241 CADUET 5MG/20MG TABLET
02273268 CADUET 5MG/40MG TABLET
02273276 CADUET 5MG/80MG TABLET

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How does Caduet work? What will it do for me?

This combination product contains two active ingredients: amlodipine and atorvastatin. Amlodipine belongs to a group of medications known as calcium channel blockers. It reduces blood pressure and the work load on the heart by relaxing the walls of the blood vessels. It is used to lower blood pressure and to treat angina (chest pain).

Atorvastatin belongs to a group of medications known as HMG CoA reductase inhibitors (also known as "statins"). It is used in combination with diet and exercise to treat high cholesterol. It works by blocking an enzyme that is needed to make cholesterol in the body.

This combination medication is recommended if you are already taking each medication individually. It usually takes 2 to 4 weeks to affect blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.

Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.

Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.

How should I use Caduet?

This medication is usually taken once daily. It can be taken with or without food, but it should not be taken with grapefruit juice. It is best if you take it at the same time each day. The dose will vary depending on your blood pressure and cholesterol levels and may need to be adjusted based on your response to the treatment, as measured by blood tests.

Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.

It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.





What form(s) does Caduet come in?

5 mg/10 mg
Each white tablet, engraved with "Pfizer" on one side and "CDT 051" on the other side, contains amlodipine besylate 5 mg and atorvastatin calcium 10 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: calcium carbonate, colloidal silicon dioxide (anhydrous), croscarmellose sodium, hydroxypropyl cellulose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, Opadry II White 85F28751, polysorbate 80, pregelatinized starch, and purified water.

5 mg/20 mg
Each white tablet, engraved with "Pfizer" on one side and "CDT 052" on the other side, contains amlodipine besylate 5 mg and atorvastatin calcium 20 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: calcium carbonate, colloidal silicon dioxide (anhydrous), croscarmellose sodium, hydroxypropyl cellulose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, Opadry II White 85F28751, polysorbate 80, pregelatinized starch, and purified water.

5 mg/40 mg
Each white tablet, engraved with "Pfizer" on one side and "CDT 054" on the other side, contains amlodipine besylate 5 mg and atorvastatin calcium 40 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: calcium carbonate, colloidal silicon dioxide (anhydrous), croscarmellose sodium, hydroxypropyl cellulose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, Opadry II White 85F28751, polysorbate 80, pregelatinized starch, and purified water.

5 mg/80 mg
Each white tablet, engraved with "Pfizer" on one side and "CDT 058" on the other side, contains amlodipine besylate 5 mg and atorvastatin calcium 80 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: calcium carbonate, colloidal silicon dioxide (anhydrous), croscarmellose sodium, hydroxypropyl cellulose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, Opadry II White 85F28751, polysorbate 80, pregelatinized starch, and purified water.

10 mg/10 mg
Each blue tablet, engraved with "Pfizer" on one side and "CDT 101" on the other side, contains amlodipine besylate 10 mg and atorvastatin calcium 10 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: calcium carbonate, colloidal silicon dioxide (anhydrous), croscarmellose sodium, hydroxypropyl cellulose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, Opadry II Blue 85F10919, polysorbate 80, pregelatinized starch, and purified water.

10 mg/20 mg
Each blue tablet, engraved with "Pfizer" on one side and "CDT 102" on the other side, contains amlodipine besylate 10 mg and atorvastatin calcium 20 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: calcium carbonate, colloidal silicon dioxide (anhydrous), croscarmellose sodium, hydroxypropyl cellulose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, Opadry II Blue 85F10919, polysorbate 80, pregelatinized starch, and purified water.

10 mg/40 mg
Each blue tablet, engraved with "Pfizer" on one side and "CDT 104" on the other side, contains amlodipine besylate 10 mg and atorvastatin calcium 40 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: calcium carbonate, colloidal silicon dioxide (anhydrous), croscarmellose sodium, hydroxypropyl cellulose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, Opadry II Blue 85F10919, polysorbate 80, pregelatinized starch, and purified water.

10 mg/80 mg
Each blue tablet, engraved with "Pfizer" on one side and "CDT 108" on the other side, contains amlodipine besylate 10 mg and atorvastatin calcium 80 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: calcium carbonate, colloidal silicon dioxide (anhydrous), croscarmellose sodium, hydroxypropyl cellulose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, Opadry II Blue 85F10919, polysorbate 80, pregelatinized starch, and purified water.

Who should NOT take Caduet?

Do not take this medication if you:

  • are allergic to amlodipine, atorvastatin, or any ingredients of the medication
  • are allergic to other medications belonging to the same group of medications as amlodipine (e.g., nicardipine, nimodipine, felodipine)
  • are pregnant or breast-feeding
  • have active liver disease or unexplained abnormal results to liver tests
  • have very low blood pressure

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