Caduet and Alcohol speaks to Caduet and alcohol interaction, what is Caduet and Caduet side effects.
Caduet generic name amlodipine and atorvastatin is used to reduce the levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides in the blood while increasing levels of good cholesterol (HDL). Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker which relaxes the blood vessels, improving blood flow and making it easier for the heart to pump.
It is used to treat high blood pressure or angina which helps to lower the risk of stroke, heart attack and other heart problems in people with type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease or other risk factors.
You must be 10 years of age or older to use this medication.
It is suggested that you not consume alcohol while taking this medication.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Do not drink grapefruit juice while taking this medication.
Before starting Caduet inform your physician if you are allergic to the drug, pregnant or breast feeding, have liver disease, kidney disease, heart disease, diabetes, thyroid disorder or if you drink more than 2 alcoholic beverages a day.
Less serious side effects of Caduet and alcohol are headache, mild muscle pain, diarrhea, mild nausea, stomach pain, indigestion, dizziness, joint pain or flushing of the face. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects of Caduet and alcohol are hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat, unexplained muscle pain or weakness, fever, tiredness, dark colored urine, swelling, weight gain, changes in urinating, severe drowsiness, fainting, fast or pounding heartbeats, chest pain spreading to the arm and shoulder, nausea, sweating, ill feeling, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay colored stools or jaundice. If these occur get emergency medical help.
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