What is ezetimibe-simvastatin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Ezetimibe and simvastatin are used in combination with dietary modification for the treatment of primary hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol) and familial hypercholesterolemiais, a genetic disorder characterized by high cholesterol levels, specifically very high LDL levels.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
High Cholesterol 54 17
General health 12 1
High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia) 6 2
Acid reflux 1 1
Diagnostic assessment 1 0
Heart Attack 1 0

Show all 11 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 3
None 18

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with ezetimibe-simvastatin

Side effect Patients
Elevated liver enzymes 1
Heavy sensation in arms 1
I was told that the medication would injure or add problems with my liver if I used it alot 1
Stomach discomfort 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking ezetimibe-simvastatin

Dosage Patients
10 mg-20 mg daily 3
10 mg-40 mg daily 2
10-20 mg daily 1
10-80 mg daily 1
10 mg-10 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking ezetimibe-simvastatin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 9
Side effects too severe 3
Other 2
Did not seem to work 1
Expense 1
Personal research 1
See all 13 patients who’ve stopped taking ezetimibe-simvastatin

Duration

Currently taking ezetimibe-simvastatin

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking ezetimibe-simvastatin

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 21
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 18
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 3
$25-49 4
< $25 10
Not specified 5

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking ezetimibe-simvastatin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Simvastatin (Zocor) 2

Patients stopped taking ezetimibe-simvastatin and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Pravastatin (Pravachol) 1
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1 patient evaluation for ezetimibe-simvastatin

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1953anniew
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Little
Fatigue: Little
Sleep: Little
Stiffness: Little
function: Some
external_stress: Most
Stickman: little
Description:F63y
FM:9y Dx
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Fibromyalgia

See 1953anniew's full ezetimibe-simvastatin history

Jan 8, 2010 (Started Apr 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for High Cholesterol)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg-10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Last June my cholesterol was sightly up which is unsusual for me.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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