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from 2.5mg/10mg to 10mg/80mg tablets amlodipine besylate/atorvastatin calcium © 2009 Pfizer Inc. All rights reser ved. CTU00340AD Please see the accompanying patient information on the following page. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.FDA.gov/medwatch or call 1- 800-FDA-1088. In a clinical study of patients with slightly elevated blood pressure and cholesterol, Caduet helped 48% reach both goals in just 4 weeks. Not all patients will reach their blood pressure and cholesterol goals. Individual results will vary. Only Caduet combines the two proven medicines, Norvasc (amlodipine besylate) for high blood pressure and Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium) for high cholesterol, in a single pill to significantly lower both, when diet and exercise are not enough. Ask your doctor if Caduet can help you go for both your goals and visit www.caduet.com to learn more. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Caduet is a prescription drug that combines 2 medicines, Norvasc and Lipitor. Norvasc is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), chest pain (angina) or blocked arteries of the heart (coronary artery disease); Lipitor is used along with diet and exercise to lower high cholesterol. It is also used to lower the risk of heart attack and stroke in people with multiple risk factors for heart disease such as family history, high blood pressure, age, low HDL-C, or smoking. Caduet is not for everyone. It is not for those with liver problems. And it is not for women who are nursing, are pregnant, or may become pregnant. If you take Caduet, tell your doctor if you feel any new muscle pain or weakness. This could be a sign of rare but serious muscle side effects. Tell your doctor about all of the medicines you take. This may help avoid serious drug interactions. Your doctor should do blood tests to check your liver function before and during treatment and may adjust your dose. If you have any heart problems, be sure to tell your doctor. The most common side effects are edema, headache, and dizziness. They tend to be mild and often go away. Caduet can be used alone or with other high blood pressure medicines. Caduet is one of many options for treating high blood pressure and high cholesterol, in addition to diet and exercise, that you or your doctor can consider. Ask your doctor if Caduet can help you go for both your goals. "How close are you to your blood pressure and cholesterol goals?"