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Atorvastatin + Amlodipine Pharmacology
Atorvastatin + AmlodipineAbout Atorvastatin + AmlodipineN/AMechanism of Action of Atorvastatin + AmlodipineN/APharmacokinets of Atorvastatin + AmlodipineN/AOnset of Action for Atorvastatin + AmlodipineN/ADuration of Action for Atorvastatin + AmlodipineN/AHalf Life of Atorvastatin + AmlodipineN/ASide Effects of Atorvastatin + AmlodipineN/AContra-indications of Atorvastatin + AmlodipineN/ASpecial Precautions while taking Atorvastatin + AmlodipineN/APregnancy Related InformationContraindicated; since Atorvastatin and Amlodipine are contraindicated in pregnancy.Old Age Related InformationN/ABreast Feeding Related InformationContraindicated; since Atorvastatin is contraindicated in breast feeding mother. The combination generic cannot be used in Lactation.Children Related InformationN/AIndications for Atorvastatin + AmlodipineThis is a combination of calcium channel blocker, Amlodipine and HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor Atorvastatin.
The combination generic is used to treat
2.Angina (that occurs with high cholesterol or triglyceride levels)
Interactions for Atorvastatin + AmlodipineN/ATypical Dosage for Atorvastatin + AmlodipineAdult:1 tablet / daySchedule of Atorvastatin + AmlodipineN/AStorage Requirements for Atorvastatin + AmlodipineN/AEffects of Missed Dosage of Atorvastatin + AmlodipineN/AEffects of Overdose of Atorvastatin + AmlodipineN/A
AtorvastatinAbout AtorvastatinHMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitor, statins, Antilipemic agent.Mechanism of Action of AtorvastatinIt is a more potent statin which competitively inhibits the conversion of 3-hydroxy-3-methyl glutaryl coenzyme A (HMG CoA) to mevalonate. The drug exerts it`s action by specific inhibition of enzyme; 3-hydroxy-3-methyl glutaryl coenzyme A reductase (HMG CoA reductase) and reduces cholesterol synthesis up to 50% at therapeutic doses. This results in compensatory increase in low density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor expression in liver which ultimately leads to increased receptor mediated uptake and catabolism of intermediate density lipoprotein(IDL) and low density lipoprotein (LDL). It causes dose dependent lowering of LDL cholesterol and reduces hepatic synthesis of very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) and lowers plasma triglyceride levels. It also increases high density lipoprotein (HDL) levels. It also exerts antioxidant property.Pharmacokinets of AtorvastatinAbsorption: Readily absorbed orally, Distribution: Widely distributed in a highly protein bound form, Metabolism: Metabolized in liver in to active metabolite, Excretion: Excreted mainly through bile.Onset of Action for AtorvastatinN/ADuration of Action for AtorvastatinN/AHalf Life of Atorvastatin18 to 24 hoursSide Effects of Atorvastatin1.Headache
13.Abnormal liver function tests
21.Upper respiratory tract infections
Contra-indications of Atorvastatin1.Hypersensitivity to the drug
2.Active liver diseases
3.Persistent elevation of serum transaminase levels
Special Precautions while taking Atorvastatin
1.Monitor hepatic function tests and lipid levels before and periodically during therapy and stop drug if there is marked elevation of creatinine phosphokinase level
2.History of liver diseases
4.In severe adverse effects and fever
Pregnancy Related InformationContraindicatedOld Age Related InformationMay be usedBreast Feeding Related InformationContraindicatedChildren Related InformationUse with caution
Below 9years: ContraindicatedIndications for Atorvastatin1.Hypercholesterolemia
Interactions for AtorvastatinN/ATypical Dosage for AtorvastatinOral:
Starts with 10mg once daily; Increased if required based on patients response.
Maximum dose: 80mg
Schedule of AtorvastatinHStorage Requirements for AtorvastatinStore at room temperature at a range of 15 to 25 degree C.Effects of Missed Dosage of AtorvastatinTake the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time for next dose then skip the missed dose. Continue the regular schedule. Do not double the dose.Effects of Overdose of AtorvastatinProvide supportive care and symptomatic treatment.
AmlodipineAbout AmlodipineCalcium Channel Blocker, Anti hypertensive,anti angina.Mechanism of Action of AmlodipineAmlodipine is a second generation dihydropyridine Ca channel blocker. It exerts it`s antihypertensive, antianginal actions through blocking the influx of Ca ions through voltage gated L-type Ca channels to the peripheral vascular smooth muscle cells, Coronary smooth muscle cells and to the myocardial cells. Thus causes dilatation of vascular endothelium, decrease peripheral resistance, & reduce myocardial oxygen demand .It markedly relax arterioles and milder effects on veins. They do not compromise haemodynamics and cerebral and renal perfusion.Pharmacokinets of AmlodipineAbsorption: Well absorbed orally, Distribution: Widely distributed in a protein bound form, Metabolism: Metabolized in liver, but there is no active metabolite.Onset of Action for AmlodipineSlowDuration of Action for Amlodipine24 hoursHalf Life of AmlodipineN/ASide Effects of Amlodipine1.Palpitation
12.Aggravates myocardial ischaemia
Contra-indications of Amlodipine1.Heart failure
3.Hypersensitivity to the drug
6.Along with other anti hypertensive drugs.
Special Precautions while taking Amlodipine1.Cardiovascular disorders: Use cautiously in cardiovascular disorders because it aggravates myocardial ischaemia.
2.Sick sinus syndrome
4.Use cautiously along with other antihypertensive drugs,
Pregnancy Related InformationContraindicated.Old Age Related InformationUse with cautionBreast Feeding Related InformationUse with caution.Children Related InformationContraindicatedIndications for Amlodipine1.Hypertension
3.Stable anginaInteractions for AmlodipineACE inhibitors, Thiazide diuretics: Potentiates effect of these drugs.
Beta Blockers: Best avoided, especially by those with impaired LV function due to depressant effect on myocardial contractibility or AV conduction.
Fentanyl: Severe hypotension or increased fluid volume requirements.Typical Dosage for Amlodipine5 mg once daily.
Maximum dose: 10mg/day
Prinzmetal`s angina and Stable angina:
5 to 10mg once daily.
Hypertension: 2.5 to 5mg once daily. Dose may increase up to 10mg once daily as required by the individual needs.
.Schedule of AmlodipineHStorage Requirements for AmlodipineStore at room temperature below 30 degree C. Protect from moisture and light.
Effects of Missed Dosage of AmlodipineTake the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time for next dose then skip the missed dose. Continue the regular schedule. Do not double the dose.Effects of Overdose of AmlodipineMonitor &support cardiac and respiratory functions. Measure the BP. Give cardiovascular support by elevating the limbs and maintaining fluid balance. Administer vasopressers like nor epinephrine and Calcium gluconate if required.
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