Do you have to stay on statins forever?

Do you have to stay on statins forever?

Do you have to stay on statins forever?

Check with your doctor whether there’s a particular time of day you should take your statin. You usually have to continue taking statins for life because if you stop taking them, your cholesterol will return to a high level within a few weeks. If you forget to take your dose, do not take an extra one to make up for it.

What is the drug VYTORIN 10/20 used for?

This combination medication is used along with a proper diet to help lower “bad” cholesterol and fats (such as LDL, triglycerides) and raise “good” cholesterol (HDL) in the blood. Ezetimibe works by reducing the amount of cholesterol your body absorbs from your diet.

When should I take VYTORIN?

VYTORIN should be taken once a day, in the evening. The liver produces its greatest amount of cholesterol when the body is at rest and when there is no dietary intake. For most people this is at night when asleep. Therefore, VYTORIN is more effective when taken in the evening.

Is ezetimibe simvastatin the same as VYTORIN?

Vytorin (ezetimibe / simvastatin) is a combination of ezetimibe (Zetia) and simvastatin (Zocor) that is used for treating high levels of cholesterol in the blood.

Is Vytorin a good statin?

Vytorin (simvastatin and ezetimibe) is a combination of a statin drug and another cholesterol-lowering drug used for treating high levels of cholesterol in the blood. Vytorin reduces total cholesterol and LDL (“bad”) cholesterol while increasing HDL (“good”) cholesterol.

Does Vytorin cause memory loss?

Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. A very small number of people taking simvastatin may have mild memory problems or confusion. If these rare effects occur, talk to your doctor.

What are some of the side effects of Vytorin?

Common side effects of Vytorin include:

  • headache,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • diarrhea,
  • dizziness,
  • depression,
  • memory problems,
  • confusion,

What are the side effects of ezetimibe simvastatin?

The following adverse reactions have been reported in postmarketing experience for VYTORIN or ezetimibe or simvastatin: pruritus; alopecia; erythema multiforme; a variety of skin changes (e.g., nodules, discoloration, dryness of skin/mucous membranes, changes to hair/nails); dizziness; muscle cramps; myalgia; …

What is generic for Vytorin?

Teva’s generic of VytorinĀ® Tablets: Ezetimibe and Simvastatin Tablets.

Can pravastatin cause brain fog?

So it may seem like statins could affect how your brain works. But experts don’t think there’s cause for concern. Several studies on the drug’s side effects suggest there’s no direct link.

Does ezetimibe cause hair growth?

When only ezetimibe was administered to patients with AA, no significant improvement in hair regrowth was observed. However, hair began to grow shortly after simvastatin was added16.