Generic Caduet 5mg 30 Tabs, Amlodipine, Atorvastatin
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 medication guide.
For more information, please consult your physician