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Vytorin: Oral tablet

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Vytorin 10mg-80mg Tab
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a Subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.
Pill Identification: 315 
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Vytorin 10mg-20mg Tab
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a Subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.
Pill Identification: 312 
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Vytorin 10mg-20mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: 312 
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Vytorin 10mg-40mg Tab
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a Subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.
Pill Identification: 313 
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Vytorin 10mg-10mg Tab
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a Subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.
Pill Identification: 311 
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Vytorin 10mg-80mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: 315 
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Vytorin 10mg-40mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: 313 
How This Drug Works
Statins and Other Combinations
Combination medications work in more than one way. Statins are a group of drugs that lower cholesterol levels. Statins work by blocking the enzyme that makes LDL cholesterol. Only the statin trait of this drug is explained by the video.
Statins are a group of drugs that lower cholesterol levels. <br><br>Both &#34;good&#34; and &#34;bad&#34; cholesterol are produced in your liver. <br><br>Bad cholesterol, also called LDL, is made by combining fats with proteins. <br><br>An enzyme called HMG&#45;CoA reductase makes this happen. <br><br>Although cholesterol is required for normal body functions, too much LDL causes arteries to narrow by forming plaque Statins work by blocking the enzyme that makes LDL cholesterol.  By reducing bad cholesterol there&#39;s a lower risk for plaque buildup. This leads to fewer heart attacks, strokes, and other health problems.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Vytorin: Oral tablet

What is this medicine?

EZETIMIBE; SIMVASTATIN (ez ET i mibe; SIM va stat in) blocks the body's ability to absorb and make cholesterol. It is used to lower cholesterol. It is only for patients whose cholesterol level is not controlled by diet.

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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Vytorin: Oral tablet
Usage by Gender
44.78%
55.22%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
0.05%
1.28%
30.97%
67.71%
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