Ezetimibe / Simvastatin Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check-ups. You may need regular tests to make sure your liver is working properly.
Tell your doctor or health care professional right away if you get any unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness, especially if you also have a fever and tiredness. Your doctor or health care professional may tell you to stop taking this medicine if you develop muscle problems. If your muscle problems do not go away after stopping this medicine, contact your health care professional.
This medicine may affect blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, check with your doctor or health care professional before you change your diet or the dose of your diabetic medicine.
This drug is only part of a total heart-health program. Your doctor or a dietician can suggest a low-cholesterol and low-fat diet to help. Avoid alcohol and smoking, and keep a proper exercise schedule.
Do not use this drug if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Serious side effects to an unborn child or to an infant are possible. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
If you are going to have surgery tell your health care professional that you are taking this drug.
Some drugs may increase the risk of side effects from this medicine. If you are given certain antibiotics or antifungals, your doctor or health care professional may stop this medicine for a short time. Check with your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
This medicine may cause a decrease in Co-Enzyme Q-10. You should make sure that you get enough Co-Enzyme Q-10 while you are taking this medicine. Discuss the foods you eat and the vitamins you take with your health care professional.
Side Effects to watch for
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- dark yellow or brown urine
- loss of memory
- muscle pain, tenderness, cramps, or weakness
- redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
- trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
- unusually weak or tired
- yellowing of the skin or eyes
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
What may interact with this drug?
Do not take this medicine with any of the following:
- antiviral medicines for HIV or AIDS
- certain antibiotics like clarithromycin, erythromycin, telithromycin
- certain medicines for fungal infections like ketoconazole, itraconazole, posaconazole, voriconazole
- mifepristone, RU-486
- supplements like red yeast rice
This medicine may also interact with the following medications: