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Amlodipine and atorvastatin is often used to treat conditions affecting the heart and blood vessels. This combination medicine affects cholesterol production in the body and also helps relax blood vessels, which makes it easier for the heart to pump blood. The medication comes in tablet form and is typically taken once a day. Side effects include dizziness, flushing, and fatigue.

What Is Amlodipine and Atorvastatin?

Amlodipine and atorvastatin (Caduet®) is a combination medication used to treat a variety of conditions related to the heart and blood vessels. As the name suggests, it contains amlodipine (Norvasc®) and atorvastatin (Lipitor®).
(Click What Is Amlodipine and Atorvastatin Used For? for more information, including possible off-label uses.)

Possible Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with amlodipine and atorvastatin. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of amlodipine and atorvastatin include but are not limited to:
  • Swelling or water retention
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Flushing
  • Muscle pain.
(Click Side Effects of Amlodipine and Atorvastatin to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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