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Brand Name: Vytorin
Name: Combination: Simvastatin - Ezetimibe

Combination: Simvastatin - Ezetimibe

Pregnancy Category C

Drug classes of Vytorin

Therapeutic actions of Vytorin

It treats the two sources of cholesterol by inhibiting the production of cholesterol in the liver and blocking the absorption of cholesterol in the intestine, including cholesterol from food.

Indications of Vytorin

  • Primary hypercholesterolemia or mixed hyperlipidemia as adjunctive therapy to diet when diet alone is not enough.

Contraindications/cautions of Vytorin

  • Hypersensitive to any of its components.
  • Active liver disease or unexplained persistent elevations of serum transaminases.
  • Women who are of childbearing age (unless highly unlikely to conceive), are nursing or who are pregnant

Adverse effects of Vytorin

  • CNS: Headache, myalgia, extremity pain
  • Respiratory: upper respiratory tract infection, influenza

Also check adverse effects constituents: Simvastatin - Ezetimibe

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