Vytorin and its use
Vytorin is one of the very effective medicines used in the treatment of the conditions of high triglycerides and high cholesterol. Since liver is the organ which is in charged of cholesterol production, this medicine blocks an enzyme which controls the level of cholesterol produced in the body, thus making the liver to produce less cholesterol, and at the same time increasing its ability to get rid of the so-called bad cholesterol and triglycerides. On the other side, the level of the so-called good cholesterol is increased with the use of this drug. However, regardless of its effectiveness, this medicine should not be used without a medical prescription, since there are some situations in which it should not be used at all, or it should be used under the professional supervision. Also, people who use it, should carefully follow the advice of their doctor, and take the medicine exactly as prescribed, meaning that it should be taken every day at the same time (it is recommended to use it in the evening) and without interruptions. There are two reasons for this, one is to avoid possible complications and side effects, while another is to achieve the wanted results, since otherwise the medicine won’t be effective.
Side effects of Vytorin
When it comes to the possible side effects of Vytorin, it should be said that even though other medicines used for the same purpose as this one are likely to cause serious and less serious side effects, generally,the people tolerate this one rather fine. Of course, it is not impossible that some unwanted effects might appear in some cases, but it happens much more rarely than with other similar medicines.
The most common side effects are diarrhea, headache, certain upper respiratory infections and muscle pain, and if any of these appear, medical treatment is rarely required because the symptoms usually go ff by themselves. Some bit more serious side effects are infections of urinary tract, insomnia, pain in the stomach, dyspepsia, vertigo and bronchitis, but given that they occurr in less than 4 % of the people who use Vytorin, they should not be a reason for concern.
The symptoms which could be very serious and thus do require medical help as soon as noticed are dark urine and signs of jaundice, loss of memory, depression, muscle ache and pain, and signs of allergic reaction. It is possible that none of these symptoms will be related to the use of Vytorin, but this is on the doctor to determine.