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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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Is caduet alright with type 2 diabetes?

Yes: But why pay a premium for convenience? Check each component's cost for your healthplan. Ask your diabetologist. ...Read more

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Can caduet be used with type 2 diabetes?

Can caduet be used with type 2 diabetes?

Yes: Absolutely. Caduet contains a blood pressure lowering medication and a statin to lower cholesterol. Lowering blood pressure and cholesterol to goal is important especially with diabetes. ...Read more

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Is caduet alright for someone with type 2 diabetes?

Yes: Caduet contains two medications, amlodipine for hypertension and Atorvastatin for elevated cholesterol. Both of these are common problems in diabetics and need to be controlled. ...Read more

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Can caduet be used by someone with type 2 diabetes?

Yes: Caduet contains two medications, amlodipine for hypertension and Atorvastatin for elevated cholesterol. Both of these are common problems in diabetics and need to be controlled. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Caduet allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Caduet allergy?

Caduet allergy: Caduet (Amlodipine / AtorvastatinListen) is a statin & antihypertensive medication. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For possible adverse reactions please see: http://www. Rxlist. Com/caduet-drug. Htm ...Read more

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Do doctors usually prefer prescribing caduet or lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Do doctors usually prefer prescribing caduet or lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Caduet: Doctors usually prefer prescribing what they believe is best for the patient. Caduet is a combination pill of amlodipine and atorvastatin (lipitor). Lipitor is the atorvastatin by itself. If a Doc believes the patient needs both medications might use caduet and if just lipitor then the one drug. Cost of the caduet vs cost of separate meds might also be a consideration as caduet isn't generic ...Read more

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My mom's having problems s taking caduet and lipitor (atorvastatin)?

My mom's having problems s taking caduet and lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Question not clear: I'm not sure exactly what you are asking, but if it is whether or not there is a problem taking both Caduet and lipitor, it depends on the doses. Caduet has 2 medicines, including atorvastatin, which is the generic form of lipitor. So if the two medicines together contain too much lipitor, it might be a problem. She should check with her primary care provider. ...Read more

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Have been on Norvasc (amlodipine) and now they want to change me to caduet. Ok?

Probably great: Norvasc is the trade name for amlodipine, which is a blood pressure medicine. Caduet is the trade name for a combination med that has Atorvastatin (trade name lipitor) and amlodipine in one pill. It is an excellent choice for people with elevated cholesterol, high blood pressure and/or risk for heart disease who want to take just one pill. Both amlodipine and Atorvastatin are now generic. ...Read more

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My mom's having problems seeing and she's taking caduet and lipitor (atorvastatin)?

My mom's having problems seeing and she's taking caduet and lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Caudet and lipitor (atorvastatin): I do not know why your mother is taking both caudet and Lipitor (atorvastatin) since she can take only caudet with different strength. Lipitor (atorvastatin) and Lipitor (atorvastatin) like medication causes pre mature cataract. You must ask your mother to go and see a eye doctor. She could also be. Suffering from glaucoma. ...Read more