Ezetimibe is a drug that helps toreduce the amount of cholesterol absorbed by the body. Simvastatin belongs to the category of drugs known as statins. It is a HMG CoA reductase inhibitor. Vytorin is a combination of Simvastatin and Ezetimibe. It is use to reduce the amount of bad cholesterol in the body and increases the good cholesterol that is required by the body. That is it reduces the low density lipoprotein and increases the high density lipoprotein. This drug is used for treatment only among adults and children who are above 12 years of age.
Those who are allergic to Simvastatin and Ezetimibe are prevented from using Vytorin in order to avoid the fatal effects. While using the medication food containing high amount of cholesterol have to be avoided. Dieting, weight control methods and exercising will help the body respond well to the medicine. Pregnant women and breast feeding mothers are also prevented from using the medication. This is because in both the cases the baby will have to suffer dangerous effects. it has been proved that in rare cases Vytorin can lead to the break down of skeletal muscle tissue which may lead to kidney failure.
Vytorin should be taken only under the guidance of a doctor. Taking more or less than the specified dosage can cause serious side effects. it has to be taken daily in he evening with or without food. It would be dangerous to use the medicine during a surgery or other medical emergencies.
Unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness; fever, unusual tiredness, and dark colored urine; swelling, weight gain, urinating less than usual or not at all; or nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice are some of the serious side effects caused by Vytorin. It needs immediate medical attention. It is better to stop using the medicine if allergies occur. The common allergic reactions include hives; breathing trouble, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat. There is no need to turn panic as side effects if treated immediately can be cured easily.