Basic Information On Vytorin
Vytorin is a combination drug used to reduce levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and total cholesterol (total-C) in cases where these levels are elevated in patients with Primary Hyperlipidemia and homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. The Vytorin drug is not prescribed as a monotherapy but used as an adjunct to a regimen that consists of diet regulation and healthy lifestyle changes.
Side Effects/Precautions For Vytorin
Vytorin or Ezetimibe/Simvastatin can harm an unborn baby. Women are advised against getting pregnant during treatment as the chances of fetal abnormalities and fatality is very high. If you get pregnant, then you should inform your doctor right away. Individuals with liver problems are at a greater risk of hepatic side effects on treatment with brand or generic Vytorin. If you have any thyroid disorders, then you may not be prescribed this drug. You would also be advised to reduce or completely avoid alcohol consumption as alcohol can result in increase of blood cholesterol levels.
Common side effects of Ezetimibe/Simvastatin include memory problems, headaches, a feeling of tingling and numbness. You may experience changes in your sleep pattern and may have trouble falling asleep. In rare cases, individuals have reported depression and mood swings. While these side effects are short lived, they require medical attention. If they persist, it indicates that the body is unable to tolerate brand or generic Vytorin. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience weigh gain, unexplained muscle pain and stomach pain that does not seem to go away.
The starting dose is 10/20 mg. The recommended dose ranges for reducing LDL levels can be anywhere between 10/10 mg and 10/80 mg. Individuals who require an aggressive reduction in LDL can start off with 10/40 mg, while the dose can be reduced to 10/10 mg for others if required. Dose adjustments are made every two weeks after assessment. For individuals with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, the starting dose is usually 10/40 mg. Treatment can also be started at 10/80 mg. The tablet should be taken once, in the evening. No dose adjustments are required for mild renal and hepatic impaired individuals. However, treatment is started only if they are able to tolerate at least 5 mg of simvastatin.
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