Tuesday, June 6, 2023

What are the benefits of combining ezetimibe and atorvastatin for lowering cholesterol

 Combining ezetimibe with atorvastatin can provide significant incremental reductions in LDL-C and triglycerides and increases in HDL-C

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 The combination of statins and ezetimibe blocks the synthesis and absorption of cholesterol, thereby cooperatively reducing LDL-C levels
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 In clinical studies, the combination therapy of ezetimibe and atorvastatin facilitated reaching therapeutic goals in terms of LDL cholesterol among patients with severe hypercholesterolemia
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 Additionally, combining ezetimibe with statins reduces LDL cholesterol more than either drug alone
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 Generally, the incidence of adverse reactions is not increased when combining ezetimibe with statins
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 The combination medication of ezetimibe and atorvastatin is used along with a proper diet to help lower "bad" cholesterol and fats (such as LDL, triglycerides) and raise "good" cholesterol
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