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Vytorin can be prescribed along with diet and exercise to help reduce unwanted cholesterol like LDL and triglycerides while helping increase good cholesterol like HDL. Vytorin contains Ezetimibe and Simvastatin that decreases how much cholesterol your liver makes.
Before taking your prescribed medication read all the instructions that was provided by your pharmacist. Take Vytorin orally once a day in the evening. This medication can be taken with or without food. Do not change or increase your dose without being instructed by your doctor.
For optimal results take this medication on a regular basis. You should continue taking this medication even if you feel well.
This medication may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Consult with your doctor about any known allergies before taking Vytorin. Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions relating to liver disease, kidney disease, and alcohol abuse. Tell your doctor about any current medications or supplementation to avoid interactions with Vytorin.
Avoid having grapefruit or grapefruit juice as it can effect how the medication is absorbed into the body. This can reduce how effective the medication is.
Limit or avoid alcohol while taking Vytorin to prevent liver damage. Additionally you can speak with your doctor to know the acceptable limits of alcohol while taking Vytorin.
Side effects for Vytorin are: headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, depression, memory problems, confusion, back pain, joint pain, muscle pain, numbness or tingly feeling, trouble having an erection, sleep problems (insomnia), or cold symptoms (stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat), muscle pain/tenderness/weakness (especially with fever or unusual tiredness), or changes in the amount of urine.
If any side effects become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing any side effects. For any serious side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.
Q: What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
A: A relapse in symptoms may occur depending on the severity of the condition, and you may experience side effects. You should speak your doctor before you stop taking this medication.
Q: What is the best dosage to take for Vytorin?
A: You doctor will be able to determine the best dosage based on your condition and how you respond to the treatment.
Q: How long does it take for this medication to become active?
A: The best results will come with the combination of diet and exercise while you take Vytorin. It can be upwards to four weeks before the maximum effect is reached.
Q: What happens if I miss a dose?
A: You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the forgotten dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping.
Q: What is the best way to store this medication?
A: This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets.
Q: How do I dispose of this medication?
A: Do not throw away this medication in wastewater. Some medication can be thrown away in dry waste, and some require a little preparation for disposal. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist to safely dispose any unwanted or experienced medication.
Q: Is this medication safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?
A: Speak with your doctor about the risk associated with using this drug while pregnant. It is uncertain if this drug can pass into the breast milk of nursing mother. Consult your doctor to understand the risk in using this medication while breastfeeding.
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