Vytorin is a combination medication of ezetimibe and simvastatin. Vytorin is used to lower blood levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL) and triglycerides, to increase levels of "good" cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL), and to lower triglycerides (a type of fat in the blood). Vytorin is used together with a low-fat diet and other treatments to lower total cholesterol in adults and children who are at least 10 years old. Lowering "bad" cholesterol and triglycerides and raising "good" cholesterol decreases the risk of heart disease and helps prevent strokes and heart attacks.
Vytorin contains a combination of ezetimibe and simvastatin. Ezetimibe works by reducing the amount of cholesterol your body absorbs from your diet. Simvastatin belongs to a group of drugs known as "statins." It works by reducing the amount of cholesterol made by the liver. In addition to eating a proper diet (such as a low-cholesterol/low-fat diet), other lifestyle changes that may help this medication work better include exercising, losing weight if overweight, and stopping smoking.
Always read the patient information and instructions carefully before using this medication.
Make sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist:
Also be aware that:
Common side-effects may include but are not limited to:
Contact your doctor if you experience any of the following side-effects:
Q: What is the generic alternative to Vytorin?
A: The generic alternative to Vytorin is known as Ezetimibe/Simvastatin (Generic) which is the combination of medications which make up Vytorin. You can save up to 90% on your medication by buying with us and the generic alternative Ezetimibe/Simvastatin may offer you even greater savings.
Q: What is the strength of Vytorin?
A: Both Vytorin and the generic alternative Ezetimibe/Simvastatin comes in strengths of 10/10mg, 10/20mg, 10/40mg and 10/80mg.
Q: When should I take Vytorin?
A: Vytorin is usually taken once daily in the evening. Always follow your doctor’s instructions.