Prescription onlyNo lower cost generic available

Vytorin

(Ezetimibe / Simvastatin)

Prescription onlyNo lower cost generic available
Back to: Full Site NavigationSkip to: side effects sectionSkip to: What to expect sectionSkip to: Risks and warnings sectionSkip to: Common concerns from users and pharmacists

Lowers cholesterol.

Skip Upsides & Downsides section. Skip to side effects section.

Our bottom line

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

Coupons and discounts

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 say this drug is:
98 reviews

Downsides

  • In clinical studies, simvastatin/ezetimibe hasn't controlled cholesterol better than simvastatin alone.
  • There's no generic available, so it can be expensive.
Skip side effects section. Skip to What to Expect and Pharmacists Tips section.

Side effect rates for Vytorin (Ezetimibe / Simvastatin)

From clinical trials of Vytorin / High cholesterol
  • Headache
  • Headache
  • Any side effect
  • Increased alt
  • Muscle pain
  • Ear, nose, or throat infection
  • Muscle pain
  • Ear, nose, or throat infection
  • Diarrhea
  • Diarrhea

Risks and Warnings for Vytorin (Ezetimibe / Simvastatin)

Skip risks section. Skip to common concerns section.
    • 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)

Final section. Do you want to return to drug navigation?
Pregnancy
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