Caduet (generic name: amlodipine besylate and atorvastatin calcium; brand names include: Envacar)
Caduet is a combination of two medicines, amlodipine besylate (known under the brand name Norvasc) and atorvastatin calcium (known under the brand name Lipitor). Amlodipine is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), chest pain (angina), or blocked arteries of the heart (coronary artery disease); atorvastatin is used to lower high cholesterol. It is also used to lower the risk of heart attack and stroke in people with multiple risk factors for heart disease such as family history, high blood pressure, age, low HDL-C, or smoking.
Caduet as a combination drug is used for the treatment of both high blood pressure and high cholesterol with a single pill.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Take Caduet exactly as directed.
The dosage will depend on your condition and your response to the medicine.
Tell your doctor before taking Caduet, if:
you are allergic to any medicines;
you have any serious medical conditions including liver disease;
you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Active ingredients: amlodipine besylate, atorvastatin calcium.