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Does anyone know about caduet?

Does anyone know about caduet?

Yes: Caduet is a combination med: it contains Atorvastatin (lipitor) and amlodipine (norvasc). Lipitor (atorvastatin) is a cholesterol medicine and Norvasc is a blood pressure medicine. The combo is good for those who want to cut down on the number of pills they take. The meds can also be taken separately, as both are sold as individual meds too. ...Read more

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What are some side effects from caduet?

What are some side effects from caduet?

Varied: Caduet contains 2 drugs a statin, Atorvastatin and an antihypertensive amlodipine. One can potentially suffer side effects from on e or both. These may includeswelling in the legs , headache, fatigue, dizziness, flushing , nausea , diarrhea to name a few. Muscle aches become more common with the higest dose of the medication. ...Read more

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Is caduet alright for someone with diabetes?

Diabetes cv risk: Two factors that influence cv risk the most in diabetics include HTN and hyperlipidemia. Caduet contains amlodipine for BP and Atorvastatin for lipid reduction. Clinical trials have demonstrated efficacy of Atorvastatin in cv protection in diabetics regardless of baseline lipid levels. ...Read more

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What interactions between caduet and provengil ?

See below: The combination may decrease the levels of the statin (lipitor) and the calcium channel blocker (amlodipine). The levels of cholesterol and blood pressure need to be monitored. ...Read more

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What are some side effects from the medicine caduet?

What are some side effects from the medicine caduet?

Swelling of the legs: Caduet is a combination of the blood pressure medicine, norvasc, and the cholesterol medicine lipitor (atorvastatin).Norvasc may cause minor swelling of the lwer extremities;lipitor (atorvastatin) may cause muscle aches in some selected individuals;both are minor side effects and reverse with discontinuation of the drug. ...Read more

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What are interactions between caduet and provengil ?

What are  interactions between caduet and provengil ?

Not many.: Caduet is Atorvastatin (cholesterol medicine) and amlodipine (blood pressure medicine) in one pill. Provigil is a med for add/narcolepsy. Provigil is a stimulant that may increase blood pressure, making the amlodipine relatively less effective. Other than than, no bad interactions. ...Read more

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I have rhabdomyolysis caused by caduet. Can it be cured?

Yes: Iv fluids and eliminate the offending medication. In this case it is probably the Atorvastatin component of the caduet(caduet is 2 medications in one: amlodipine and atorvastatin). ...Read more

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Do you prefer caduet or lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Do you prefer caduet or lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Caduet & Lipitor (atorvastatin): They are two different meds, at least partially. Lipitor is Atorvastatin and Caduet contains Atorvastatin and amlodipine, a medicine used to lower blood pressure. So if you have both hyperlipidemia and hypertension then that may be the med for you, however, if you have hyperlipidemia then use atorvastatin. ...Read more

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Do you prefer caduet over lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Do you prefer caduet over lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Depends: Both lipitor (atorvastatin). Caduet includes norvasc, so if you have high cholesterol and hypertension Caduet may allow you to treat both with one pill. ...Read more

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Are there drug interactions between caduet and provengil?

Are there drug interactions between caduet and provengil?

Caduet and provigil?: all have hepatic metabolism - so can interfere with metaolism of ea other. ...Read more

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