Prescription onlyClass: Cardiovascular

Vytorin

(ezetimibe / simvastatin)

Prescription onlyClass: Cardiovascular
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4.43Vytorin

Lowers cholesterol.

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Our bottom line

Vytorin is expensive and is no more effective than simvastatin by itself.

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Upsides

  • 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.
People’s experience with Vytorin

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Downsides

  • In clinical studies, simvastatin/ezetimibe hasn't controlled cholesterol better than simvastatin alone.
  • There's no generic available, so it can be expensive.
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How it works

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.

People’s experience with Vytorin

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Side effect rates for Vytorin (ezetimibe / simvastatin)

  • Headache
  • Any side effect
  • Myalgia
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Increased ALT
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Myalgia
  • Diarrhea
  • Influenza
  • Pain in extremity

Risks and Warnings for Vytorin (ezetimibe / simvastatin)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Asian patients taking high-dose niacin

    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.

Common concerns from people taking Vytorin (ezetimibe / simvastatin)

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Kidneys and liver
  • 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.
Sleep
  • Take medication at sleep time after 6 months cholesterol and triglycerides did improve