Caduet Drug Interactions

Grapefruit Juice
Grapefruit juice can increase the level of the atorvastatin (Lipitor) component of Caduet (see Lipitor and Grapefruit). In general, it is a good idea to avoid grapefruit juice while you are taking the drug.
 
Niacin
Combining niacin with Caduet can increase the risk of serious muscle problems (such as myopathy or rhabdomyolysis) due to the atorvastatin (Lipitor) component of the drug. Talk with your healthcare provider before taking Caduet with niacin, including non-prescription niacin supplements.
 
Statins
Caduet contains a statin medication. Therefore, combining it with other statin medications may increase the risk of serious muscle problems, such as myopathy or rhabdomyolysis. In general, you should not use more than one statin at the same time.
 
Protease Inhibitors
Taking Caduet with a protease inhibitor may increase the level of the atorvastatin (Lipitor) component in your blood. This can increase your risk of atorvastatin side effects, including serious muscle problems, such as myopathy or rhabdomyolysis. Depending on your individual situation, your healthcare provider may choose to monitor your progress closely and make necessary dosing adjustments.
 
Some protease inhibitors (particularly, telaprevir or the combination of tipranavir plus ritonavir) should never be combined with Caduet. The other protease inhibitors may be combined with Caduet with caution, and reduced maximum dosages of the atorvastatin component of Caduet may be recommended.
 
Red Yeast Rice
Red yeast rice is a supplement used to lower cholesterol. Taking it with Caduet may increase your risk of serious muscle problems, such as myopathy or rhabdomyolysis. In general, you should not use Caduet with red yeast rice.
 
Rifampin
Rifampin may decrease the level of atorvastatin (one of the components of Caduet) in your blood. Check with your healthcare provider before taking Caduet and rifampin together.
10 Foods That Lower Cholesterol

Caduet Drug Information

Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2017 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.