Every single-dose film-coated tablet of this fixed-dose combination available in 2.5 mg/10 mg and 5 mg/10 mg is comprised of amlodipine besylate, the USP equivalent to amlodipine 2.5 mg, and atorvastatin calcium, the USP equivalent to atorvastatin 10 mg, along along with other ingredients.
The use of this drug is indicated in the treatment of hypertension, chronic chest pain, and coronary artery disease.
A mild to moderate range of side effects has been observed. Side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, swelling in the legs or ankles, itching in some cases, dizziness, and severe drowsiness.
This medication is to be prescribed cautiously in patients with severe renal impairment or hepatic disorders.
This medication is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to amlodipine, atorvastatin, or any of its constituents.
Dosage and administration
In adults, the usual dosage in the case of hypertension consists of 2.5 mg/day once a day to be administered orally, but this can be increased up to 20 mg/day.
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