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What are the differences between Lipitor (atorvastatin) and vytorin?

What are the differences between Lipitor (atorvastatin) and vytorin?

Lipitor (atorvastatin) is a single: Drug (statin). Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) is a combo pill which contains a statin , Simvastatin along with ezetimibe which inhibits cholesterol absorbtion at the small intestine. ...Read more

Vytorin (Definition)

Ezetimibe and simvastatin is a combination medication that is used to ...Read more


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How effective is Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin)?

How effective is Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin)?

Simva: low dose only: Vytorin is Simvastin&ezetimibe. Both lower cholesterol. Simva beleived to reduce atherosclerosis by many mechanisms includ lowering Cholest & anti-inflam effect on vessels. Ezetimide, lowers cholesterol but unclear if it protects against atheroscl. Data not comp. clear & Simvastin Generic, unclear another study will occur. Lipitor (atorvastatin) is also generic & evid exists that it is safer from Rhabdomyolysis. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin)?

Please describe the medication: vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin)?

Simvastatin + Zetia (ezetimibe): Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) is a combination medication containing simvastatin, a statin drug that inhibits cholesterol synthesis, and zetia, a blocker of cholesterol absorption in the gut. Together these agents increase production of LDL receptors that work to clear LDL particles from the circulation. ...Read more

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Can taking vytorin for 10 days reduce high cholesterol level drastically ?

Can taking vytorin for 10 days reduce high cholesterol level drastically 

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Why ask this?: "High cholesterol" means little. WHAT ARE THE NUMBERS? Usually the DR cares only about the LDL. Current guidelines are for long term therapy with a statin such as simvastatin, but ezetimimbe is used much less today. If you know of someone with a sharp drop in cholesterol after 10 days, it might be from this med. But why was the test repeated so soon? EXACTLY what are the numbers? Why this med? ...Read more

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What is a vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) alternative?

What is a vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) alternative?

Statin drugs: Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) is a specific combination of two medications; Simvastatin and ezetimibe. Generic Simvastatin is available by prescription. Zetia is the brand name for ezetimibe. These medications are useful to treat high cholesterol. ...Read more

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Should you take vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) in the morning?

Bedtime is better: Bedtime is better but taking it regularly is more important. So if you are going to miss doses to take it at bedtime, taking it in the morning is better than missing doses. However, you will get a more robust response from taking it at bedtime. ...Read more

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How safe is it to take the drug vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin)?

Pretty Safe: The fda has conducted extensive safety testing before allowing any medication on the market. That means they consider it safe for the general population described within the package insert when prescribed by a physician. For more specific individual concerns for you, please contact your physician. ...Read more

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What happens when you stop taking vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin)?

What happens when you stop taking vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin)?

Unless: You change your diet, exercise, & % body fat a lot, your cholesterol will go back to what it was before you started the vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin). Hrs www.Thepmc.Org. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin)?

Combo lipid med: Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) is a combination pill consisting of ezetimide (zetia) and Simvastatin (zocor). It comes in several fixed-dose combinations, all of which contain 10mg of ezetimide (the only dose available) and variable doses of simvastatin. ...Read more

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What is the difference in simvastatin tab. And vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) tab?

Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) is a combo: Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) is a combination of zocor (simvastarin) and Zetia (ezetimibe). Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) may give you better cholesterol numbers but there is no evidence of better cardiovascular outcomes. Zocor, having a generic equivalent will save some money. ...Read more

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Does a vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) overdose cause rhabdomyolysis?

It May: All Statins may cause myositis/ Rhabdomyolisis and Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) is the combination of simvastatin/zetia. It is not very common and usually improves when statins are discontinued ...Read more

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Anybody taking vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) 10/20 notice any side effects?

Anybody taking vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) 10/20 notice any side effects?

Muscle aches: Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) combines Zetia with simvastatin, and the most likely side effects would be muscle ache from the statin component. This is not common at a low dose, but can occur. Rarely, people complain of vague fuzziness of thinking. ...Read more

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Side effects. Of vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin). 10/80. I have beem using. For. 6 years?

Muscle weakness: Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) 10/80 contains 80mg of simvastatin. Studies have shown an increased incidence of muscle pain or weakness compared to lower doses or other statin drugs. It is currently recommended by the fda not to place new patients on this dose. But if you are doing well on this dose without problems and meeting your cholesterol goals there is no need to change. ...Read more

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Is there another medicine that i could take instead of vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) and diavon rhat wouldnt cost so much?

It is possible.: Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) is used to lower cholesterol. Diovan is used primarily for blood pressure lowering. Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) is a combination of Simvastatin and ezetimibe. It may be possible that you don't need the combo. Simvastatin is generic, as is Atorvastatin and pravastatin. Possible Diovan substitutes could include cozaar, avapro, benecar, atacand, or micardis. ...Read more