Available by prescription only, Vytorin® (ezetimibe/simvastatin) is a drug often used for the treatment of high cholesterol and high triglycerides. It is a combination medication that contains a statin and a cholesterol absorption inhibitor.
Vytorin comes in tablet form and is usually taken once daily. Headache, muscle pain, and increased liver enzymes are some of the most commonly reported side effects; however, most people tolerate it well. Prior to beginning treatment with Vytorin, inform your healthcare provider about all other medical conditions you have and any other drugs you are taking. If you are a woman, tell your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
(For more information, including how the medication performed in clinical studies, click Vytorin.)