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Caduet (Amlodipine / Atorvastatin) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients

 
 



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Below are Caduet (Amlodipine / Atorvastatin) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 1 ratings/reviews, Caduet has an overall score of 3. The effectiveness score is 8 and the side effect score is 4. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Caduet review by 56 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   cholesterol/high blood pressure
Dosage & duration:   50/10 (dosage frequency: once daily) for the period of 1 1/2 years
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   Cozaar, Toprol
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   apparently lowered cholesterol and blood pressure
Side effects:   Awful! Difficulty sleeping, extreme fatigue. Weight gain. Swollen knees, ankles and feet. My knees were severely affected -- difficulty getting up and down stairs, could not get out of a car by myself. When I stopped taking the drug, my knees improved to the point where I am freely ambulatory, but they are still stiff with some pain. I have had to consult an orthopedist, who tells me he has seen MANY such cases. X-rays show I have the knees "of a person 20 years younger," but the muscles have been grossly affected.
Comments:   In place of the Caduet, which I stopped against the objections of my internist, I am using natural substances such as policosanol, CoQ10, and pycnogenol. I am also losing weight, and have professional therapy to try to regain strength in my knees.
 


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