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Brand name: Vytorin 10/20 TM

Active ingredients: ezetimibe + simvastatin

What it is used for

Adults (greater than or equal to 18 years) Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease VYTORIN is indicated in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) and a history of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) taking their maximum tolerated dose of simvastatin and in need of additional lowering of LDL-C in the expectation of a modest further reduction in the risk of cardiovascular events following at least one year of therapy (see Clinical Trials).,Primary Hypercholesterolaemia VYTORIN is indicated as adjunctive therapy to diet in patients with primary (heterozygous familial and non-familial) hypercholesterolaemia or mixed hyperlipidaemia where use of a combination product is appropriate: Patients not appropriately controlled with a statin or ezetimibe alone. Patients already treated with a statin and ezetimibe.,Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (HoFH) VYTORIN is indicated in patients with HoFH. Patients may also receive adjunctive treatments (e.g., LDL apheresis).,Children and Adolescents 10-17 years (pubertal status: boys Tanner Stage II and above and girls who are at least one year post-menarche),Heterozygous Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (HeFH) VYTORIN is indicated as adjunctive therapy to diet in adolescent patients (10-17 years old) with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia where use of a combination product is appropriate: Patients not appropriately controlled with a statin or ezetimibe alone Patients already treated with a statin and ezetimibe,Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (HoFH) VYTORIN is indicated in adolescent patients (10-17 years old) with HoFH. Patients may also receive adjunctive treatments (e.g., LDL apheresis).

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 18 Months.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

White to off-white, capsule shaped, biconvex compressed tablet with "312" marked on the tablet

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Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient ezetimibe + simvastatin

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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