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When and How to Take It

General considerations for when and how to take Caduet include the following:
  • The medication comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth, usually once daily.
  • You can take Caduet with or without food. However, you should not drink grapefruit juice while taking the medication (see Caduet Drug Interactions).
  • Swallow the tablets whole. Do not break, cut, chew, or crush them.
  • Be sure to take Caduet at the same time each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Caduet will not work if you stop taking it.

Dosing Information

The dose of Caduet your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • The medical condition(s) that are being treated
  • How you respond to the drug
  • Other medications you may be taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Caduet Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects of Caduet

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Caduet. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects include but are not limited to:
  • Swelling or water retention
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Flushing
  • Muscle pain.
(Click Caduet Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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