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    Simvastatin + Ezetimibe

    Information about Simvastatin + Ezetimibe

    Simvastatin + ezetimibe uses

    Simvastatin+Ezetimibe is used in the treatment of high cholesterol.

    How simvastatin + ezetimibe works

    This is a combination of two medicines: Simvastatin and ezetimibe.Simvastatin is a lipid-lowering medicine which prevents your body from making "bad" cholesterol (LDL) while raising "good" cholesterol (HDL) levels. Ezetimibe is a cholesterol absorption inhibitor which prevents absorption of cholesterol from the intestines. Together, they provide better reduction of cholesterol in your body.

    Common side effects of simvastatin + ezetimibe

    Nausea, Constipation, Stomach pain, Headache, Muscle pain, Increased glucose level in blood, Increased liver enzymes

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    Expert advice for Simvastatin + Ezetimibe

    • You have been prescribed Simvastatin + Ezetimibe for the treatment of high cholesterol.
    • Take it in addition to regular exercise and low-fat diet to lower levels of fat in the blood.
    • It can be taken with or without food.
    • Notify your doctor if you experience muscle symptoms (pain or weakness), particularly if accompanied with fever.
    • Notify your doctor if you experience stomach pain, loss of hunger, a sick feeling or dark urine.

    Content on this page was last updated on 06 June, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)