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Cadivast 5/40 TM

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Active ingredients: amlodipine + atorvastatin, amlodipine, atorvastatin

Pack: Cadivast 5/40 tablet, 30, bottle

Brand name


: CADIVAST 5/40 amlodipine (as besilate) and atorvastatin (as calcium) 5 mg/40 mg tablets bottle

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What this medicine is used for


Amlodipine besilate and atorvastatin calcium trihydrate tablet 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 Section 5.1 PHARMACODYNAMIC PROPERTIES, Clinical Trials, Atorvastatin Component, 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 use this medicine


This medicine contains one component only.

Component :

  • Tablet, film coated
  • Oral
  • A white to off-white, film-coated, capsule shaped, biconvex tablet debossed with AA 6 on one side of the tablet and M on the other side.

Storage conditions


  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Light
  • Shelf lifetime is 24 Months.

Do I need a prescription ?


These medicine packs are available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

  • 30 pack
  • 500 (for dispensing only, no CRC) pack
  • 90 pack

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy ?


For the active ingredient amlodipine + atorvastatin

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

For the active ingredient atorvastatin

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at

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