Zivast AM Tablet
- Manufacturer : FDC Ltd
- Equivalent Brands : Caduet
- Generic Brands : Amlodipine Besylate / Atorvastatin
Zivast AM Tablet is a combination medicine used for the treatment of patients with both high blood pressure and hyperlipidemia. Patients are advised to follow a strict exercise and diet regimen along with this medicine to get the best possible effect.
Zivast AM Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Amlodipine and atorvastatin which treat high blood pressure associated with high cholesterol levels. Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker (CCB). It works by relaxing blood vessels which makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body. Atorvastatin is a lipid-lowering medication which works by blocking an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. It thus lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL), triglycerides and raises "good" cholesterol (HDL). Together they reduce the risk of heart diseases.
Zivast AM Tablet is used for High cholesterol, Dyslipidemia, Cardiovascular disease, Prevention of atherosclerotic stroke, Prevention of heart attack, Hypertension, Coronary artery disease, Chronic stable angina, Vasospastic angina and other conditions. Zivast AM Tablet may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Zivast AM Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Zivast AM Tablet improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol
Description - Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Instructions - Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Pregnancy - Zivast AM is not recommended for use in pregnant women due to the increased risk of fetal harm. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.
Breast-feeding - Zivast AM is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the drug based on your clinical condition.
Cognitive impairment - Zivast AM may cause forgetfulness, memory loss, confusion, etc. in some patients. These side effects are reversible and usually disappear once the medicine is discontinued.
Altered blood sugar levels - Zivast AM may cause an alteration in the blood sugar levels. This risk is especially higher in patients with diabetes mellitus. Close monitoring of blood sugar levels may be necessary based on the clinical condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative should be done under your doctor's supervision.
Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
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Zivast AM Tablet is used in the treatment of high blood pressure with high cholesterol.
Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
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