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

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

Vytorin: Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) is a medication used to reduce cholesterol levels. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: https://www. Drugs. Com/vytorin. Html ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Ezetimibe (Definition)

Ezetimibe is the generic name for zetia, (ezetimibe) a medication that decreases absorption of cholesterol from the GI tract. This medication works by blocking the niemann-pick c1-like 1 (npc1l1) protein which allows sterols, including cholesterol, to be absorbed into the intestine. Blocking this protein results in increased production of LDL receptors that then clear LDL ...Read more


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Is Zetia (ezetimibe) a weaker statin than the rest of the cholesterol drugs?

Is Zetia (ezetimibe) a weaker statin than the rest of the cholesterol drugs?

Weaker yes statin no: Zetia (ezetimibe) is weaker than most statin medications when it comes to cholesterol reduction. However it is not a statin and, in fact, has an entirely different mechanism of action working to prevent dietary cholesterol absorption rather than decrease hepatic cholesterol production (the statins mechanism). Zetia (ezetimibe) can be used alone or in combination with a statin. ...Read more

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Is the drug Zetia (ezetimibe) a thin my blood?

Is the drug Zetia (ezetimibe) a thin my blood?

No: Zetia (ezetimibe) lowers cholesterol. It does not thin the blood. ...Read more

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

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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Is there another medicine that I could take instead of vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) and diavon rhat wouldn't 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

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How does ezetimibe increase hdl-c?

How does ezetimibe increase hdl-c?

It doesn't: I'm not familiar w/ezetimibe raising hdl, just lowering LDL by inhibiting cholesterol absorption. Check out www. Zetia. Com & http://www. Merck. Com/product/usa/pi_circulars/z/zetia/zetia_pi. Pdf for more info. ...Read more

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Is Zetia (ezetimibe) beneficial for cholesterol?

Depends: It depends. If the problem lies in your absorption of cholesterol then Zetia (ezetimibe) may work for you. ...Read more

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Can I take polycosonol while I am on zetia (ezetimibe)?

Can I take polycosonol while I am on zetia (ezetimibe)?

Yes, But Why?: While you can take both together, polycosonol has not been shown to have a significant effect on blood cholesterol levels. Regarding outcomes, Zetia (ezetimibe) in combination with Simvastatin has shown significant reduction in cardiovascular events in patients with chronic kidney disease. A large trial testing the outcome benefit of Zetia (ezetimibe) added to statin therapy (improve-it trial) is still ongoing. ...Read more

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Do you recomend Zetia (ezetimibe) for reducing cholesterol, or you prefer welchol?

Do you recomend Zetia (ezetimibe) for reducing cholesterol, or you prefer welchol?

Certain patients: Zetia (ezetimibe) added to a statin has a much greater cholesterol lowering benefit than welchol and may be appropriate in certain patients. ...Read more

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Benefit of Zetia (ezetimibe) at 96?

Debatable!: Personal opinion only! If I were 96, I would not be taking zetia (ezetimibe). Are we talking about adding years to your life, months to your life or weeks or days to your life. Esoteric to my way of thinking. I would have a very frank discussion with my doctor and decide to stop or continue. I would have to have a very compelling reason to continue this expensive med and want to know why I have to take. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: zetia (ezetimibe)?

For high cholesterol: This medication was introduced to treat patients to reduce high cholsterol and avoid fatty plaques in the vascular system. It is highly controversail and is recommended only as a last resort. ...Read more

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Is Zetia (ezetimibe) an effective statin?

No: Zetia (ezetimibe) is not a statin. Although it lowers the cholesterol, there is no proof that it prevents bad outcomes. ...Read more

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Have you had side effects from Zetia (ezetimibe) that were bad?

Zetia (ezetimibe): Zetia (ezetimibe) prevents GI absorption of cholesterol. Most of it side effects are GI --indigestion and changes in bowel habits. As with other cholesterol lowering meds it can occasionally exacerbate muscle aches. ...Read more

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How effective is Zetia (ezetimibe) and what are its side effects?

Depends: By itself Zetia (ezetimibe) is weak agent when added to a statin is a powerful LDL lowering agent. When ever you combine two agents for cholesterol the side effects can be increased. Muscle pain and liver abnomalities sholud be monitored. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take ezetimibe and benzalip together?

Ok: Can't find any contraindications for doing so. ...Read more

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Is Zetia (ezetimibe) as effective as statins in removing ldl?

Not by itself.: By itself, Zetia (ezetimibe) will not lower your cholesterol nearly as much as a statin. Zetia (ezetimibe) serves as a potentiator for statins. ...Read more

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Can I take 25 mg of Zetia (ezetimibe) at bedtime with my 50 mcg of levothyroxine?

Why 25 mg?: Maximun dose of Zetia (ezetimibe) is (usually) 10 mg and although it improves cholesterol profile, it has not been proven to diminished amount of heart attacks or strokes. Please discuss with doctor. ...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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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?

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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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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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's the difference between vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) and zetia?

See below: Zetia is used as an adjunct in lowering cholesterol. Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) is a combination pill of Zetia and zocor (simvastatin). ...Read more

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What's the difference between vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) and zetia?

Zetia is in vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin): Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) is Simvastatin and zetia. ...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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76 yrFem Consultant says after getting headaches after 1 yr on medication to change from Bezafibrate to Ezetimibe although I am borderline Diabetes?

May help headaches: Because less risk, to kidney liver with this but just a trial I suppose to see if headaches will go away with this, actually if only borderline diabetic and lipids not way too high, may not need any of this, if overweight, lose it, if smoke stop, if no exersize walk 20minutes a day, all this lowers risks better thandrugs and keeps you away form diabese, eating fish is good for lipids too ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: ezetimibe?

Please describe the medication: ezetimibe?

Cholesterol Blocker: Ezetimibe is the generic name for zetia, (ezetimibe) a medication that decreases absorption of cholesterol from the GI tract. This medication works by blocking the niemann-pick c1-like 1 (npc1l1) protein which allows sterols, including cholesterol, to be absorbed into the intestine. Blocking this protein results in increased production of LDL receptors that then clear LDL particles from the circulation. ...Read more

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What is zetia (ezetimibe)? What is it used for?

Zetia (ezetimibe): Zetia is the drug ezetimibe. It is used to lower cholesterol. ...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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How does garcinia cambodia work with plavix, metropopol, Zetia (ezetimibe) nitro?

Avoid mixing them: I would not favor you taking supplements which have no proven medical value. Keep life simple as the drugs often have interactions which can complicate your life. ...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

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


Dr. Eric Weisman
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Zetia (Definition)

Zetia is a cholesterol/lipid lowering agent which is a ...Read more