Vytorin Approval History
- FDA approved: Yes (First approved July 23rd, 2004)
- Brand name: Vytorin
- Generic name: ezetimibe/simvastatin
- Dosage form: Tablets
- Company: Merck/Schering-Plough Pharmaceuticals
- Treatment for: High Cholesterol, Familial Heterozygous, High Cholesterol, Familial Homozygous
Vytorin (ezetimibe/simvastatin) is a combination of ezetimibe (a lipid-lowering compound) and simvastatin (an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor) for the treatment of high LDL cholesterol (LDL-C) in patients with primary hypercholesterolemia or mixed hyperlipidemia as adjunctive therapy to diet when diet alone is not enough.
Development History and FDA Approval Process for Vytorin
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