About the drug:
Amlodipine Besylate is a long acting Dihydropyridine-type calcium channel blocker while Atorvastatin is the member of a drug class known as statins. Both these drugs are quite useful in preventing stroke or lowering blood pressure.
Uses of the drug:
This is the most common drug combination that is recommended for the lowering of hypertension and treatment of angina or chest pain. Lowering the high blood pressure (Hypertension) is helpful in preventing strokes, heart attacks and kidney problems. This drug is helpful in increasing the ability to exercise and decrease the frequency of angina attacks.
Working of the drug:
Amlodipine Besylate is a calcium channel blocker. It works by inhibiting the movement of calcium ions through L type calcium channels into the vascular tissues and cardiac muscle cells. By inhibiting the entry of calcium channels, one can decrease the contractility of arterial smooth muscles and causes vasodilation. This leads to relaxation of blood vessels and helps in the smooth blood flow, hence lowering the overall BP.
Atorvastatin is an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors and plays a central role in the synthesis of cholesterol. It stops the activity of the enzyme known as HMG-CoA reductase, which has a key role in cholesterol production. Atorvastatin increases the removal of LDL-C (bad cholesterol) and high triglyceride levels of the body. It increases the HDL (good cholesterol) levels, and prevents deposition of fats in body tissues.
Storvas MF is manufactured by Ranbaxy, an Indian pharmaceutical giant. It is easily available online.you can buy Storvas MF online from alldaychemist.com.
Dosage forms and strengths:
Amlodipine Besylate-Atorvastatin tablets are available in the following strength on our website:
• Storvas MF-5+10 mg
The drug is available online, you can buy Storvas MF online from alldaychemist.com
Before you take the drug:
• Do not take the drug if you:
- Are allergic to Amlodipine Besylate, Atorvastatin or any other ingredients
- Are pregnant or planning to become pregnant
- Are breastfeeding as the drug may pass into the breast milk
• Tell your doctor if you:
- Have liver problems
- Have unstable angina
- Have any other heart problems
- Have congestive heart failure
- Have porphyria etc.
How much to take the drug?
The drug should always be taken according to the prescription of the physician.General dose prescribed is one 5+10 mg pill once in a day. Always take the dose as prescribed by the doctor as the dose may vary according to the age and condition of the patient.
How to take the drug?
You must swallow the whole tablet with one glass full of water. Do not crush or chew it. Amlodipine Besylate and Atorvastatin tablets are taken once daily with or without food. It is the best way to take medicine same time daily because it shows best results and helps to remember when to take the drug.
For how long to take it?
It is important to take the drug for the time period prescribed by the doctor. Sudden discontinuation of medicine or any kind of variation in the dose can cause adverse reactions. So, before stopping the drug intake, always consult your physician first.
You may need urgent medical attention if you experience below mentioned symptoms, that may arise due to accidental overdose:
• Red skin rash
• Rapid heart rate, etc.
In case you miss the dose take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the dose and take your next dose on the correct time. Do not double up the dose in order to compensate the missed one.
Side effects of the drug:
All medicines have their side effects, sometimes they are serious, but most of the times they are not. Common side effects are mentioned below:
• Nausea and vomiting
• Tired feeling
• Stomach pain
• Swelling of legs or ankles
Serious side effects which need medical attention are as follows:
• Fast heartbeat
• Chest pain
• Pain in arms or shoulders
• General illness
Common drug interactions:
Always inform your doctor about the drugs you are taking till date, as by doing this, the doctor is able to decide and give you the list of drugs and other things that may interact with Amlodipine Besylate. The following drugs are seriously contraindicated with Amlodipine and Atorvastatin:
• Calcium carbonate
• Calcium chloride
• Calcium citrate
• Erythromycin base
• Erythromycin ethylsuccinate, etc.
Things to remember:
• Limit the intake of alcoholic beverages and avoid activity that requires alertness as it causes dizziness
• Monitor your blood pressure levels regularly
• Don’t exceed the recommended dose
• Edema may develop in some patients within 2-3 weeks of starting the therapy
|US Brand Name||Caduet|
|Generic Name||Amlodipine Besilate +Atorvastatin|
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