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How Often Do Problems Occur With Amlodipine and Atorvastatin?

Possible Side Effects of Amlodipine and Atorvastatin

As the name implies, amlodipine and atorvastatin is a combination of two medications: amlodipine (Norvasc®) and atorvastatin (Lipitor®). These components have been studied individually in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occur in a group of people taking the drug are documented and are then compared to side effects that occur in another group of people not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
 
In these studies, the most common side effects of amlodipine included:
 
  • Swelling or water retention (edema) -- in up to 10.8 percent of people
  • Feelings of a rapidly or forcefully beating heart (heart palpitations) -- up to 4.5 percent
  • Fatigue -- up to 4.5 percent
  • Dizziness -- up to 3.4 percent
  • Nausea -- up to 2.9 percent
  • Flushing (redness of the skin, especially the face) -- up to 2.6 percent
  • Abdominal pain (stomach pain) -- up to 1.6 percent
  • Drowsiness -- up to 1.4 percent.
     
The most common side effects of atorvastatin included:
 
 
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