Vytorin (Simvastatin, Ezetimibe)

Strength(s): 20 mg ; 30 mg

Active Ingredient: Simvastatin, Ezetimibe

Description

Vytorin medication is a combination drug used to lower “bad” cholesterol and fats while increasing “good” cholesterol. It’s used alongside a diet for positive results. Recommended for adults and children who are at least 10 years old.

How does Vytorin medication works

  • the drug is in essence a combination of two active components: Ezetimibe and Simvastatin.
  • Ezetimibe helps reduce the amount of cholesterol the body takes in from food consumed.
  • Simvatin belongs to a class of drugs called statins (HMG CoA reductase inhibitors) which help reduce the amount of cholesterol produced by the liver.
  • the two components in Vytorin medicine work in tandem to ensure the body’s cholesterol levels are at an optimum.

Precautions

You should not take Vytorin medication if you have a liver problem or any abnormal liver function. Expectant mothers abd those nursing infants should also steer clear of this drug. Consult your doctor for a checkup prior to starting a dose. Let them know if you are on any other medication because interactions between Vytorin and other drugs can be detrimental. For instance, HIV medication, hepatitis B medication, antibiotics and some antifungal drugs have a bad I traction with Vytorin. This is why your pharmacist or doctor should know.

How to use Vytorin medication

Take Vytorin as prescribed by your pharmacist. Follow through the given instructions and increase or decrease the dose as advised by the pharmacist. You may have to get frequent blood tests to see if the drug is working on or not. Remember to draft a low-fat diet to supplement the medication. If for some reason you forget your dose, take it as soon as you remember not unless it’s almost time for the next dose. Never fall for the temptation of following the next dose so that it makes up for the missed one.

In summary:

  • stick to a diet
  • follow your prescription
  • do not eat grapefruit or grapefruit juice
  • avoid alcohol

Side effects

The use of Vytorin medication will leave you with one or two side effects. Don’t worry as these symptoms will go away in a couple of minutes. In most cases, you’ll get a headache, diarrhea or symptoms of a cold – sore throat, stuffy nose and sneezing. This is not a complete list of the side effects. Check the manufacturer’s printed leaflet for more details. Other severe but rare symptoms can affect you. In this case you should stop taking the drug and seek immediate medical attention. These include rapid weight gain, nausea, persistent stomach ache, unusual tiredness, loss of appetite, dark urine, little or no urinating, pain in the lower back and sides, jaundice and clay-colored stool. Visit the ER as soon as you notice them.

Order for Vytorin medication online

You can order for this medicine right from the comfort of your house. Vytorin works best if it’s used as part of program. Couple it with a good diet and exercising for the best results. Go to the catalog. Select and check out then wait for your order to ship in.

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