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Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) for high cholesterol? Does it help?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Doug Hansen
Family Medicine

In brief: It does help.

Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) is a combination of Simvastatin and ezetimibe.
Simvastatin lowers cholesterol by decreasing the livers production of cholesterol. And ezetimibe impairs dietary cholesterol absorption. In studies vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) has been shown to lower LDL cholesterol levels by 45 to 60%.

In brief: It does help.

Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) is a combination of Simvastatin and ezetimibe.
Simvastatin lowers cholesterol by decreasing the livers production of cholesterol. And ezetimibe impairs dietary cholesterol absorption. In studies vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) has been shown to lower LDL cholesterol levels by 45 to 60%.
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