Caduet , a combination of amlodipine and atorvastatin, is a calcium channel blocker and HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor used to treat high blood pressure and high cholesterol, as well as prevent angina
It works by reducing the development of cholesterol that attaches onto the walls of your blood vessels, so that oxygen can go through the heart, brain and the entire body smoothly. Taken as prescribed, it can lower the risk of strokes, heart attacks and other heart diseases. Caduet comes as an oral tablet to be taken once every day, with or without food.
The most common side effects of this medicine are upset stomach, dizziness, sore throat, diarrhea, bloating, constipation, and trouble falling asleep and staying asleep.
Caduet may also be used to treat other conditions, as suggested by your doctor.