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Vytorin 10 Medication
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
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
Some: Both are statin drugs. Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) adds a second agent in the pill. Cholesterol levels lowered to similar extent. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Was bald 9 months ago started taking vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) 10/40. 95% regrowth now. What part of vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) is helping to modulate my immunity?
None: Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) is a combination of 2 drugs for cholesterol lowering (Zetia and simvastatin).Neither of them modulate immunity but Zetia removes lipids from small intestine and Simvastatin works through liver. In combination their effect is more powerful than each drug alone! So far no effect on hair growth or immunity. It may be an coincidence ...Read more
16years old, T cholestrol-370mgh/dl, Tg-1.5, HDL 1.16, LDL 294, Ratio 7.91. taking Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) 10/20mg daily, can take one table spoon of flax seed also?
Sure: This s very serious. I wonder whether you have familial hypercholesterolemia. It kills people who use it, often at your age or a little later. Flax seed is unlikely to help more than a little bit. Best wishes. ...Read more
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
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
Zetia is in vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin): Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) is Simvastatin and zetia. ...Read more
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
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
I have been taking vytorin for a few years and it works for me. My insurance want to stop paying for it and want me to try Zetia and simvastatin inste?
Yes this is a common: Discuss with your doctor the doctor may be able to do a prior authorization to keep you on you medication go tAlk to him ...Read more
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
No: There are no reported interactions.Get a more detailed answer ›
I quit taking vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) due too difficult he sleeping. I stopped it 8 days ago how long will it take for it to get out of my system so I can sleep again?
Few days, ? Response: Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) has 2 active ingredients. Assuming normal heart, liver & kidney function, the elimination half-life (time for blood concentrations to halve) for Simvastatin is <2 hrs & ezetimibe ~22 hrs. Generally, about 5 half-lives (i.e. 5 x 0.5) is enough that little to no biologic activity persists. However, sleepiness was not a side effect found in clinical trials: consider other possible causes. ...Read more
Yes and no: It helped a little in lowering cholesterol but had no effect on adverse cardiac outcomes. So, as far as effectiveness of the drug is concerned, it did not prove to be successful. ...Read more
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
I think vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) is causing my hair to fall out. What can I do besides stopping vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin)?
See your doctor: Symptoms like these have to be evaluated in real-time by your physician. He/she has access to your examination, laboratrory data and many other diagnostic tests to get to the bottom of what's going on and offer you help. ...Read more
How soon does vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) start showing its affect in lowering cholesterol level. Does it also lower HDL level and increase bilirubin?
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