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Ezetimibe And Atorvastatin

Liptruzet

ATORVASTATIN; EZETIMIBE blocks the body's ability to absorb and make cholesterol. It is used to lower cholesterol. It is only for patients whose cholesterol level is not controlled by diet. Compare cholesterol absorption inhibitor / statin combinations.
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50+ Brand-Name Drugs Dropped By Insurance in 2014

Elizabeth Davis - October 29, 2013

For many Americans with health insurance, more than 50 popular brand-name drugs may no longer be covered starting in January 2014. Express Scripts and Caremark, companies that handles pharmacy benefits for more than 200 million Americans, are removing almost 50 brands from their formularies at the end of 2013. More information is below.

What are Express Scripts and Caremark?

Express Scripts and Caremark are companies that administer prescription drug benefits for many health insurance companies and Tricare. See More

Meet Liptruzet! A New Combination Cholesterol Drug

Dr. Sharon Orrange - June 14, 2013

Liptruzet is a new player in the cholesterol lowering game making an appearance as the second combination of Zetia (ezetimibe) and a statin drug—in this case, atorvastatin (Lipitor). Liptruzet is the combination of the active ingredient of Zetia called ezetimibe (not a statin) mixed with the well known statin atorvastatin, and will be used to lower LDL cholesterol. Vytorin, a combination of ezetimibe and simvastatin, was released in 2004. See More

Can Your Cholesterol Medication Cause a Fuzzy Head?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - March 20, 2012

For years, many of you taking statins to lower your cholesterol have complained of a fuzzy head and less clear thinking. Statins are among the most prescribed medications in the US, including simvastatin (Zocor), atorvastatin (Lipitor), pravastatin (Pravachol), and Crestor (rosuvastatin).

While studies have not shown statins to cause memory impairment, the FDA decided to listen to patients and add a warning on the label of statin drugs. See More

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