Caduet Drug Interactions
Theoretically, Caduet may decrease the level of steroid hormones in the body. Since cimetidine can also lower these hormone levels, taking these medications together can increase your risk of problems due to low hormones. Talk to your healthcare provider before combining cimetidine with Caduet.
There have been reports of myopathy or rhabdomyolysis possibly due to the combination of colchicine and the atorvastatin component of Caduet. Colchicine and Caduet should be used together with caution.
Taking cyclosporine and Caduet simultaneously may increase your risk of side effects due to the atorvastatin (Lipitor) component, including serious muscle problems, such as myopathy or rhabdomyolysis. This combination of medications should be avoided. In addition, the amlodipine component of Caduet can increase the level of cyclosporine in the bloodstream, increasing the risk for side effects.
Caduet can increase the level of digoxin in your blood, perhaps increasing your risk of digoxin side effects. Your healthcare provider should monitor the level of digoxin in your blood and adjust your dose of this medication as necessary.
Combining diltiazem with Caduet may increase the level of Caduet in your blood, increasing your risk of side effects. Check with your healthcare provider before taking these medications together.
Efavirenz may decrease the level of atorvastatin (one of the components of Caduet) in your blood. Check with your healthcare provider before taking Caduet and efavirenz together.
Taking a fibrate and Caduet at the same time may increase your risk of atorvastatin (Lipitor) side effects, including serious muscle problems, such as myopathy or rhabdomyolysis. Talk with your healthcare provider before combining these two medications.