An Introduction to Amlodipine and Atorvastatin Dosing
The dose of amlodipine and atorvastatin
) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- The medical condition(s) being treated
- How you respond to amlodipine and atorvastatin
- Other medications you may be taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your amlodipine and atorvastatin dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Recommended Dosing for Amlodipine and Atorvastatin
There are many different strengths of amlodipine and atorvastatin, and the dosage must be individualized and adjusted for each person. The drug contains two medications: amlodipine (Norvasc®
) and atorvastatin (Lipitor®
). The recommended dose of amlodipine ranges from 2.5 mg to 10 mg a day, depending on a variety of factors. The recommended dose of atorvastatin ranges from 10 mg to 80 mg a day, also depending on several factors. If you have been taking one or both of these medications, you will most likely be started on a similar strength of amlodipine and atorvastatin. However, if you have not been taking either component, you will probably be started on a low dose. Your healthcare provider will then increase your dose as necessary.