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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 may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • clofibrate
  • fenofibrate
  • gemfibrozil
  • itraconazole
  • other cholesterol medicines known as statins like fluvastatin, pravastatin and simvastatin
  • telithromycin
  • voriconazole
  • red yeast rice

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • cyclosporine
  • digoxin
  • female hormones, like estrogens or progestins and birth control pills
  • grapefruit juice
  • medicines for fungal infections like fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, voriconazole
  • medicines for high blood pressure
  • niacin
  • some antibiotics like clarithromycin, erythromycin, and troleandomycin

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. You will need to have regular tests to make sure your liver is working properly.

Tell your doctor or health care professional as soon as you can if you get any unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness, especially if you also have a fever and tiredness. Your doctor or health care professional may tell you to stop taking this medicine if you develop muscle problems. If your muscle problems do not go away after stopping this medicine, contact your health care professional.

This medicine contains a cholesterol lowering agent, but is only part of a total cholesterol- lowering program. Your physician or dietitian can suggest a low- cholesterol and low- fat diet that will reduce your risk of getting heart and blood vessel disease. Avoid alcohol and smoking, and keep a proper exercise schedule.

Check your blood pressure and pulse rate regularly. Ask your doctor or health care professional what your blood pressure and pulse rate should be and when you should contact him or her.

This medicine may affect blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, check with your doctor or health care professional before you change your diet or the dose of your diabetic medicine.

You may feel dizzy or lightheaded. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. To reduce the risk of dizzy or fainting spells, do not sit or stand up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. Avoid alcoholic drinks. They can make you more dizzy, increase flushing and rapid heartbeats.

               
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