Compare Livalo vs. Vytorin

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Livalo
(pitavastatin)

Vytorin
(ezetimibe / simvastatin)

Coming soon.Lowers cholesterol. Vytorin is expensive and is no more effective than simvastatin by itself.
Reviews & ratings
Filter group. All currently selected
Filter group. All currently selected

Not enough reviews for this treatment. Help someone out, leave a review!

Have you used Livalo (pitavastatin)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Vytorin
53%
-53% worse vs. Livalo
36%
+14% better vs. Livalo
19%
-31% worse vs. Livalo
Have you used Vytorin (ezetimibe / simvastatin)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Side effects
LivaloVytorin

We haven’t found good data for Livalo side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Livalo »
  • Headache 1%
  • Any side effect 3%
  • Myalgia 4%
  • Upper respiratory tract infection 4%
  • Increased ALT 4%
  • Diarrhea 3%
  • Influenza 1%
  • Pain in extremity 1%
  • Unexplained muscle pain or weakness 1%
More Vytorin side effects »
How it works
LivaloVytorin
Coming soon.Vytorin is a combination cholesterol-lowering medicine. Simvastatin prevents your body from making "bad" cholesterol (LDL) while raising "good" cholesterol (HDL). Ezetimibe prevents cholesterol absorption in your intestines.
Type of medication
LivaloVytorin
Prescription only
Available as
LivaloVytorin
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
LivaloVytorin
  • Hyperlipidemia
Risk factors for serious side effects
LivaloVytorin
    Coming soon.
    • Asian patients taking high-dose niacin
    • Past history of liver disease
    • heavy alcohol use
    • Diabetes
    • Pregnancy
    Detailed Vytorin (ezetimibe / simvastatin) risks & warnings »
    Pregnancy

    Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

    Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

    Kidneys and liver
    LivaloVytorin
    No kidneys and liver related info.
    • People on Vytorin (Ezetimibe / Simvastatin) have reported muscle pain which may lead to muscle breakdown and kidney damage, especially in people of Asian ancestry who are also taking niacin. This has been very rare. Talk to your doctor if you suddenly develop muscle pain and a fever and you don't know why.
    Upsides and benefits
    LivaloVytorin
    Coming soon
    • A 2-in-1 cholesterol-lowering combination medicine.
    • Lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and raises "good" cholesterol (HDL) in people who have trouble doing this through diet and exercise.
    Downsides and risks
    LivaloVytorin
    Coming soon
    • In clinical studies, simvastatin/ezetimibe hasn't controlled cholesterol better than simvastatin alone.
    • There's no generic available, so it can be expensive.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    LivaloVytorin
    Coming soon
    • Take it in the evening.
    • Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice while taking this medicine.
    • Can cause headaches or diarrhea.
    • Call your doctor if you develop muscle pain.
    • Also taking Welchol or Questran? Take this medicine at least 2 hours before or 4 hours after.
    Learn more
    More about LivaloSide effectsReviews & ratingsFDA package insert
    Have you used Livalo (pitavastatin)?
    Worth itNot sureNot worth it
    More about VytorinSide effectsReviews & ratingsAlternativesFDA package insert
    Have you used Vytorin (ezetimibe / simvastatin)?
    Worth itNot sureNot worth it