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What is a vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) alternative?
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Dr. Christopher Guzik
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Christopher Guzik
Dr. Christopher Guzik
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Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Several things
Depending on dose of the vytorin which is very effective at lowering cholesterol, crestor, Lipitor (atorvastatin) (atorvistatin), Lipitor (atorvastatin) + zetia, or zocor (1/2 of vytorin) with or without Zetia (the other half of vytorin).
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In brief: Several things
Depending on dose of the vytorin which is very effective at lowering cholesterol, crestor, Lipitor (atorvastatin) (atorvistatin), Lipitor (atorvastatin) + zetia, or zocor (1/2 of vytorin) with or without Zetia (the other half of vytorin).
Hrs, md www.Thepmc.Org.
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
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Dr. Leonard Stein
Vytorin contains statin med believed to cause more problems w muscle breakdown (poss danger) than Lipitor (atorvastatin). So Simva only used at 10-20mgs daily. Zetia lowers cholest, but not clear if decrease atherosclerosis. I think atorvastatin better choice & I own no stock. 20mgs of simva approx effective as 10mgs atorva. Supplement CoQ10 100mg/daily helps prevent muscle pain assoc w statin.
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Many
Zocor, lipitor, crestor, livalo, (pitavastatin) pravachol, mevacor.
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
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