Vytorin Medication Information:

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Vytorin General Information

When a person has problems with bad cholesterol in their body it can seem difficult maybe even impossible to really get the problem out of the way by exercising and doing the normal things people do to get healthy. Bad cholesterol can be very dangerous in large quantities causing several different kinds of fatal health conditions. When looking into solutions which can help with cholesterol levels when simple daily workouts will not a good drug to look into would be Vytorin.

How Vytorin works

Vytorin is a medicine which works by lowering the actual bad cholesterol and improving the amount of good cholesterol in the body.

This above function is able to be carried out due to the fact that Vytorin is made up from a combination of ezetimibe and simvastatin. These ingredients are both natural cholesterol lowering medicines which enable the Vytorin to not only reduce the amount of cholesterol in the body but also reduce the amount which the body happens to be producing of cholesterol.

How should Vytorin be taken?

Vytorin is a medicine which can only be acquired in most locations through a prescription for your doctor due to the high level of effectiveness which the medicine administers.

Typically your doctor will instruct you exactly how much and how often, for how long you should be taking Vytorin. Typically you can expect one dose in the afternoon with or without food would be up to you. A normal prescription would be between 10 and 40 mg a day depending on the individual.

Vytorin is not a drug which will completely cure you on its own, just like any other drug which helps reduce weight and unhealthy body fat you still need to eat healthy, exercise often, and watch your weight at a regular basis.

You can also expect that during the beginning of taking this drug you will be scheduled for regular visits with your doctor, this is so they can test and monitor your cholesterol levels to make sure that the drug is not either working or too strong and making your cholesterol problems worse in an adverse way.

What are common side effects found in Vytorin?

In pregnant women Vytorin can cause birth defects, complications in pregnancy, and also problems during breast feeding in which the drug could be transferred through the breast milk into the feeding infant.

Some side effects which should require contacting your doctor for evaluation for risk of a life threatening condition known as kidney failure are as the following;

Fever or flue symptoms. This would include symptoms such as a temperature over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Fatigue, nausea, diarrhea and more.

Other common side effects which may be experienced which may not indicate a more serious underlying problem would be headache, diarrhea, upper respiratory tract infection, pain in extremity.

Other brand names for Vytorin are;

There are no known brand names which are the same as Vytorin except Vytorin itself.
Although Vytorin consists of being made of two other common medicines known as Ezetimibe and Simvastatin.

General Safety Information

People who should not use Vytorin even in small quantities are;

  • Pregnant and breast feeding women - Vytorin can cause fetal development issues and also problems in breast feeding babies.
  • Use birth control - If you are able to have a baby use birth control while taking Vytorin. If you get pregnant while taking the medicine and do not know their could be serious adverse effects.
  • People With Allergies To Medicines - All active and non-active ingredients should be checked before asking for a prescription of Vytorin. Be sure to look up all ingredients and let your doctors know about any medications you are currently on also.
  • Possibility of a liver disorder - If you currently have problems related to the liver, or you are not sure if you have liver problems you should not take Vytorin until you are sure whether you have problems with your liver. Vytorin can worsen liver problems.
  • Under 10 years of age - Kids under 10 years old have not been tested with the drug therefore the drug should not be administered.

Dosage for Vytorin

Dosage for Vytorin varies between different patients 10 being the lightest and 40 being the strongest. The dosages are as the following;

  • Vytorin 10 mg, Weakest.
  • Vytorin 20 mg
  • Vytorin 30 mg
  • Vytorin 40 mg, Strongest.

What does Vytorin look like?

Depending on the dosage really deciphers exactly what you can expect from the physical characteristics of Vytorin. The common characteristics are a white pill with a capsule shape with a code varying from 311 to 315.

  • 10 mg - 311 code.
  • 20 mg - 312 code.
  • 30 mg - 313 code.
  • 40 mg - 315 code.

Vytorin comes in either bottles or packages, packages can be found in packs of 100 capsules. Bottles can be found with 30, 90, 1,000, and 10,000 count bottles varying in overall pricing.

Bottles of higher doses ranging over 20 mg capsules are not supplied at such a high rate these bottles reach up to only 2,500 capsules.

Large scale bottles of 2,500 tablets and higher should be stored at room temperature reaching a minimum and maximum of 68 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit.

Vytorin Facts

VYTORIN impedes the production of cholesterol in the liver and blocks it from being absorbed in the intestine.

Worldwide sales of VYTORIN in 2007 were $2.78 billion, up nearly $1 million from the previous year.

VYTORIN combines two drugs, ZETIA, an anti-cholesterol drug, and ZOCOR.

Unlike other cholesterol medications, VYTORIN works to decrease "bad" cholesterol and increase "good" cholesterol.