Amlodipine and Atorvastatin
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Amlodipine and Atorvastatin?

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• This medicine is used to lower cholesterol and other harmful types of cholesterol in the body. Good cholesterol (HDL) levels increase.

• This medicine is used to decrease triglycerides.

• This medicine is used to treat chest pain or pressure.

• This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Do not take colestipol or cholestyramine within 4 hours of this medicine.

• Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice.

• If you are taking this medicine and have high blood pressure, talk with healthcare provider before using over-the-counter products that may increase blood pressure. These include cough or cold remedies, diet pills, stimulants, ibuprofen or like products, and certain natural products or supplements.

• Avoid or limit alcohol intake (includes wine, beer, and liquor) to less than 3 drinks a day. Drinking too much alcohol may increase the risk of liver disease.

• You can get sunburned more easily. Avoid sun, sunlamps, and...