From Pharmacy Drug Guide
Vytorin®, or combination ezetimibe and simvastatin, is a cholesterol-lowering drug manufactured by Merck/Schering-Plough. Vytorin® is used in treating high cholesterol. It reduces LDL cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood, while increasing HDL cholesterol.
Using Vytorin® coupons, rebates, printable offers, and discount medication support programs can help reduce the cost of a patient's next Vytorin® prescription. Patients can try Vytorin® for free for a month and then save up to $20 on refills of Vytorin®. A doctor's prescription is required to use these coupons, which may be printed from the Web or picked up at physician's offices.
|Brand name for||Ezetimibe and simvastatin|
|Uses||To treat high cholesterol|
|Types of coupons||Discounts, printable coupons, promotional offers and Merck prescription support programs|
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Vytorin® is a brand name for a combination of two cholesterol lowering medications: ezetimibe (Zetia®), a cholesterol absorption inhibitor, and simvastatin (Zocor®), which is in a class of drugs called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, or statins. Vytorin® may be prescribed for those who cannot maintain proper cholesterol levels with diet exercise alone. It reduces bad cholesterol LDL that is absorbed during digestion along with reducing the amount of cholesterol made by the body.
Common Vytorin® side effects include headache, pain in the muscles and loose or runny stool. Other side effects may occur as well, including erectile dysfunction, gallstones or gallbladder infection, coughing, fever, short breath, insomnia and memory issues. These side effects may be a result of the ezetimibe, the simvastatin, or the combination of both.
How to Get Drug Coupons
Vytorin® Patient Assistance Programs and Coupons
- Merck/Schering-Plough offers a free 30-day trial direct from the official medication website at Vytorin.com. This special offer for a free 30-day trial of Vytorin® can be used one time before it expires. Consumers who have multiple coupons will still only be able to get the free Vytorin® once.
- The company also offers a printable coupon for up to $20 off of Vytorin® prescriptions. Patients may use coupons for up to a year's worth of refills. The offer is only for those with private insurance or no insurance at all; Medicare and Medicaid patients are ineligible.
- Merck/Schering-Plough Pharmaceuticals offers patient assistance programs so that qualifying patients may be able to get free medicines, or significantly discounted savings on their Vytorin® prescriptions. Qualified patients could receive their prescription cholesterol-lowering medication free of charge for up to one year. Information on the available support programs can be found at msppharma.com.