Zivast AM (Amlodipine 5mg+Atorvastatin 10mg)
Amlodipine 5 mg
Amlodipine is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and severe pain in chest.
How it works
Amlodipine belongs to a class of drugs called calcium channel blocker. It reduces the amount of calcium that enters the smooth muscles of the blood vessels and heart. As muscle cells require calcium to contract, reducing the flow of calcium causes the muscle cells to relax and blood vessels to dilate, reducing blood pressure, force and rate of the heartbeat. It improves blood and oxygen supply to the heart muscles.
Common side effects
• Abdominal pain,
• Chest pain,
• Limb swelling,
• Stomach upset.
Atorvastatin 10 mg
Atorvastatin is used to treat patients with elevated cholesterol, triglyceride or lipoprotein levels in blood, and to reduce the risk of heart diseases, even when blood cholesterol is normal.
How it works
Atorvastatin blocks the action of the enzyme (HMG-CoA reductase) that is required for the production of cholesterol in the body. It thus lowers the level of blood lipids such as cholesterol and triglycerides.
Common side effects
• Joint pain,
• Memory impairment,
• Muscle pain,
Q: Is amlodipine safe?
A: Amlodipine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q: Is amlodipine a diuretic/ blood thinner/ beta-blocker/ statin/ ACE inhibitor or a nitrate?
A: Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker, not a diuretic, blood thinner, beta-blocker, statin, ACE inhibitor or a nitrate.
Q: Does amlodipine cause gout or coughing?
A: Amlodipine does not cause gout, in fact it can be taken by gout patients for the appropriate indication. Coughing is a very rare side effect of amlodipine.
Q: What is Eslo 2.5 or Amlopres-5 used for?
A: Eslo 2.5 or Amlopres-5 are some of the trade names of amlodipine and used for the same indications as amlodipine.
Q: What is tonact tg/ tonact 10/ tonact 40/ tonact 20/ storvas 10/ storvas 20/ lipikind/ atorlip/ atorlip-20?
A: Atorvastatin (also available as tonact tg/ tonact 10/ tonact 40/ tonact 20/ storvas 10/ storvas 20/ lipikind/ atorlip/ atorlip-20) belong to group of medications called statins (lipid-lowering agents) or HMG CoA reductase inhibitors. It acts by blocking the enzyme HMG CoA reductase and formation of cholesterol, thus, lowering the blood lipid levels.
Q: Is atorvastatin same as simvastatin/ pravastatin?
A: Atorvastatin and simvastatin/ pravastatin belong to same class of medication called as HMG CoA reductase inhibitor (or statins) with similar action but their effect may vary upon individual response.
Q: Is atorvastatin diuretic/ beta blocker/ ace inhibitor?
A: No. Atorvastatin belongs to class of medication called as HMG CoA reductase inhibitor or statins.
Q: It atorvastatin gluten free?
A: Yes. It is gluten free. Please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use.
Q: Is it a blood thinner?
A: No. it is a lipid lowering drug.
Q: Is atorvastatin better than simvastatin/ pravastatin?
A: Atorvastatin and simvastatin/ pravastatin belong to same category of medications with similar action, but their effect may vary upon individual response. Always consult your doctor regarding its use.