Compare Vytorin vs. Livalo

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Vytorin
(ezetimibe / simvastatin)

Livalo
(pitavastatin)

Lowers cholesterol. Vytorin is expensive and is no more effective than simvastatin by itself.Coming soon.
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4.43Vytorin
Reviews for Vytorin (ezetimibe / simvastatin)
53%
of people (All ages) say Vytorin (ezetimibe / simvastatin) is worth it
36%
say it works well
19%
say it's a big hassle
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Reviews for Livalo (pitavastatin)
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-53% worse vs. Vytorin (ezetimibe / simvastatin)
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+14% better vs. Vytorin (ezetimibe / simvastatin)
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-31% worse vs. Vytorin (ezetimibe / simvastatin)
Have you used Livalo (pitavastatin)?
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Side effects
VytorinLivalo
  • Headache 1%
  • Any side effect 3%
  • Muscle pain 4%
  • Ear, nose, or throat infection 4%
  • Increased alt 4%
  • Diarrhea 3%
  • Flu 1%
  • Pain in extremity 1%
  • Unexplained muscle pain or weakness 1%
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We haven’t found good data for Livalo side effects.

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How it works
VytorinLivalo
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.Coming soon.
Type of medication
VytorinLivalo
Prescription only
Available as
VytorinLivalo
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
VytorinLivalo
  • Hyperlipidemia
Risk factors for serious side effects
VytorinLivalo
  • Asian patients taking high-dose niacin
  • Past history of liver disease
  • heavy alcohol use
  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy
Detailed Vytorin (ezetimibe / simvastatin) risks & warnings »
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    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
    VytorinLivalo
    • 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.
    No kidneys and liver related info.
    Upsides and benefits
    VytorinLivalo
    • 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.
    Coming soon
    Downsides and risks
    VytorinLivalo
    • In clinical studies, simvastatin/ezetimibe hasn't controlled cholesterol better than simvastatin alone.
    • There's no generic available, so it can be expensive.
    Coming soon
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    VytorinLivalo
    • 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.
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