FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments: EZETIMIBE; SIMVASTATIN

User Comments:


Vytorin (ezetimibe / simvastatin) for High Cholesterol: “Vytorin took my cholesterol from 300 to 125 with just a half of a 10/40 tablet. Excellent results for what is considered to be a half dose.”

Rwd681 November 4, 2016


Vytorin (ezetimibe / simvastatin) for High Cholesterol: “My cholesterol had been over 300 for years. We (myself & Dr.) tried diet from a nutritionist along with my regular exercise, cholesterol, no change. We then went to medication. After three different meds, which two did lower the count, but not enough to really matter. So, a year or so later my doctor ask if I was willing to try Vytorin, and I said, Why not. After being on Vytorin for approximately 2 1/2 months I was scheduled for my routine blood work-up and when the results came back I was shocked when the doctor read the results. My LDL was below 100 and the HDL was up to 75. I have been on Vytorin for about 6 years and I never worry about my cholesterol. I try to eat healthy, but I no longer worry about or read food labels.”

Gary 692 July 6, 2014


Vytorin (ezetimibe / simvastatin) for High Cholesterol: “This medicine reduced my cholesterol but gave me abdominal pain as well as muscle cramps and weight gain. “

jellydounut December 29, 2011


Vytorin (ezetimibe / simvastatin) for High Cholesterol: “Everyone in my family has exceptionally high cholesterol, in the 370 range. We produce it. Don’t let anyone tell you that you have a bad diet if your cholesterol is high. It is produced by the body and in some people, apparently including me, reduced cholesterol intake results in increased cholesterol production. For several years I was on Lipitor; it never lowered my cholesterol reading below 280. I’ve used Vytorin 10-40 for probably eight years with no ill side effects. Vytorin took it down to 170 or less. The government contends Vytorin is no more effective than anything else in lowering cholesterol. They’ve never tested me, of course. Now, because of the government’s position, I find Vytorin dropped from my Medicare plan. I’m switching.”

cwpnewpaltz October 11, 2011


Vytorin (ezetimibe / simvastatin) for High Cholesterol, Familial Heterozygous: “Prior to Vytorin, I was running 40 miles a week, ate about 2 eggs per year, almost no red meat and very careful about my diet. My cholesterol was 460 to 480 and that was with 80mg of Zocor. After Vytorin, my cholesterol went down to the 170 range, my Good / bad cholesterol ratio went from about 4 or 5 to 1 (really) to the 1 to 1 range. I have actually had testes where my good was matched with my bad.Yea! Good stuff”

Anonymous September 11, 2011


Vytorin (ezetimibe / simvastatin) for High Cholesterol: “Great. Only downside is the price.”

lee don March 30, 2011

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