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Generic: amlodipine-atorvastatin
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Amlodipine is a calcium-channel blocker used to lower high blood pressure
               



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What is this medicine?

AMLODIPINE; ATORVASTATIN (am LOE di peen; a TORE va sta tin) is a combination of 2 drugs. Amlodipine is a calcium- channel blocker used to lower high blood pressure. It also relieves chest pain caused by angina. Atorvastatin blocks the body's ability to make cholesterol. It can help lower blood cholesterol for patients who are at risk of getting heart disease or a stroke. It is only for patients whose cholesterol level is not controlled by diet.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • an alcohol problem
  • heart problems, including heart failure or aortic stenosis
  • hormone disorder like diabetes or under- active thyroid
  • infection
  • kidney or liver disease
  • low blood pressure
  • other medical condition
  • recent surgery
  • seizures (convulsions)
  • severe injury
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to Amlodipine; Atorvastatin, medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. You can take the tablets with or without food. Do not change the amount of grapefruit juice you drink from day to day while taking this drug, or avoid grapefruit juice altogether. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often then directed. Do not suddenly stop taking this medicine. Ask your doctor or health care professional how you can gradually reduce the dose.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

               
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