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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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