Vytorin is a brand medication that contains Ezetimibe and Simvastatin, which belongs to a class of Cholesterol absorption inhibitors and HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors. It works together to reduce the absorption of cholesterol in the body and reduce cholesterol synthesis, to further lower the level of cholesterol in the body. It is therefore used to treat high blood cholesterol and also to prevent cardiovascular events like heart attack or stroke.
Vytorin is available as tablets. It should be taken in the evening, with or without food.
For high blood cholesterol, the usual starting dose is 10mg/20mg per day. Dosage can be adjusted after at least 2 weeks. The maximum daily dose is 10mg/80mg.
Common dosing schedule:
Vytorin should be taken in the evening, with or without food.
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Vytorin may interact with:
Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.
In Hong Kong, Vytorin is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
Need more information?
For detailed information about the use of Vytorin in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.
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