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Vytorin Ezetimibe 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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