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. Starcad 12.5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Starcad 12.5 mg 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.
Taking Atorvastatin with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
Starcad 12.5 mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Starcad 12.5 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well. Starcad 12.5 mg Tablet may cause side effects such as dizziness, headaches, nausea or tiredness, all of which could affect your ability to concentrate and drive.
Starcad 12.5 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Starcad 12.5 mg Tablet is recommended. However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Starcad 12.5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Starcad 12.5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Starcad 12.5 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.