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Brand name: Amlodipine/Atorvastatin 5/40 (AS) TM
Active ingredients: amlodipine + atorvastatin
What it is used for
AMLODIPINE/ATORVASTATIN-AS (amlodipine and atorvastatin) is indicated for patients in whom treatment with amlodipine and atorvastatin is appropriate at the doses presented.,The indications for amlodipine are:,1. Hypertension: Amlodipine is indicated for the first line treatment of hypertension and can be used as the sole agent to control blood pressure in the majority of patients. Patients not adequately controlled on a single antihypertensive agent may benefit from the addition of amlodipine, which has been used in combination with a thiazide diuretic, beta adrenoceptor blocking agent or an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor.,2. Angina: Amlodipine is indicated for the first line treatment of chronic stable angina. Amlodipine may be used alone, as monotherapy or in combination with other antianginal drugs,The indications for atorvastatin are:,1. Atorvastatin is indicated as an adjunct to diet for the treatment of patients with hypercholesterolaemia.,Prior to initiating therapy with atorvastatin, secondary causes of hypercholesterolaemia (e.g. poorly controlled diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism, nephrotic syndrome, dysproteinaemias, obstructive liver disease, other drug therapy, and alcoholism) should be identified and treated.,2. Atorvastatin is indicated in hypertensive patients with multiple risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD) which may include diabetes, history of stroke or other cerebrovascular disease, peripheral vascular disease or existing asymptomatic CHD (see CLINICAL TRIALS, Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease) to reduce the risk of non-fatal myocardial infarction and non-fatal stroke.,These effects do not replace the need to independently control known causes of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity such as hypertension, diabetes and smoking.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
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Film-coated tablet, oval, biconvex, white, "A28" on one side
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
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