Vytorin Drug Interactions

Taking digoxin and Vytorin together appears to slightly increase the levels of digoxin in the blood. When starting Vytorin or increasing the dosage, your healthcare provider may choose to monitor you more closely.
Combining diltiazem with Vytorin may increase the risk of serious muscle problems, such as myopathy or rhabdomyolysis. If you are taking these medicines together, your healthcare provider may choose to monitor your progress closely and make necessary dosing adjustments. Your dosage of Vytorin should not exceed 10/10 mg once daily.
If you are taking Vytorin and a fibrate, you may have an increased risk for serious reactions, including serious muscle problems. Gallbladder problems could also occur. At this time, people are advised against combining gemfibrozil with Vytorin. The other fibrates may be used with Vytorin, but only with great caution.
People on Vytorin should not consume grapefruit juice, grapefruit, or grapefruit supplements because doing so can increase the levels of Vytorin in the blood. This can increase the chances of developing a serious muscle problem (for example, myopathy or rhabdomyolysis), which can cause the kidneys to stop working (see Vytorin and Muscle Pain).
If you are currently taking Vytorin, do not increase or decrease your grapefruit consumption without consulting with your healthcare provider (see Grapefruit Juice and Vytorin for more information).
Lomitapide can increase the level of Vytorin in your bloodstream. If you are taking lomitapide, the recommended maximum Vytorin dosage is 10/20 mg a day, or 10/40 mg a day for people who were previously taking simvastatin 80 mg daily before starting lomitapide.
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