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Ezetimibe-Simvastatin

ezetimibe-simvastatin
Ezetimibe reduces the amount of cholesterol absorbed by the body. Simvastatin is in a group of drugs called HMG CoA reductase inhibitors, or "statins." Ezetimibe and simvastatin is a combination medicine that is used to lower blood levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL), to increase levels of "good" cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL), and to lower triglycerides (a type of fat in the blood). Ezetimibe and simvastatin is used together with a low-fat diet and other treatments to lower total cholesterol in adults and children who are at least 10 years old. Ezetimibe and simvastatin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
ezetimibe-simvastatin
DRUG TYPE
antihyperlipidemic combinations

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Frequently Asked Questions

You should not use this medicine if you have active liver disease or abnormal liver function tests.

Do not use ezetimibe and simvastatin if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any you start or stop using. Many drugs can interact, and some drugs should not be used together.

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