Are They Really Rare?
If you believe the very clever TV commercial that
Vytorin side effects as "rare
and minimal," you need to consider what
some who have taken this drug are saying.
Here is an excerpt from
an email received this week from Linda:
"I took Vytorin 10/20 for 4
nights along with 100mg of COQ 10. I have been off the medication for 1
week now and I am still suffering from muscle pain, burning and
I have been dizzy and having
visual problems. I also have trouble with anxiety and clear thought
process. I am praying so very hard that these side effects will clear
up. Some have gotten better but today the muscle weakness was terrible.
Is it possible for the side effects to come and go?"
Another sufferer of Vytorin Side Effects reported
"I had been on Vytorin less
than a week when I began having muscle pains. Sometimes it felt like
someone were sticking a needle or a knife in my legs. The pain started
with my calves and then I noticed I started getting the pain in my
thighs. Sometimes the pain was so great I would clutch my leg.
My doctor had me reduce my pill
taking from one per day to one every other day, but that did not stop
the side effects.
I told my doctor I was switching to Policosanol and CQ10 enzyme. (I
took some Policosanol for several days after stopping the Vytorin but it
wasn’t until I took the Policosanol and CQ10 enzyme that the
pain in my legs started going away.)"
Additional Vytorin side effects include depression
and changes in mood. Some also experience loss of
interest in activities and and become less involved
in social affairs.
A new study reported by Reuters showed that Vytorin
failed to meet the main goal of improving outcomes
in a closely-watched heart study.
No significant difference in the study's composite
heart goals was seen between the patients who
received Vytorin and those who received a placebo,
according to data presented in London by its primary
researcher, Dr. Terje Pedersen of Ulleval University
Hospital in Oslo, Norway.
Contrary to what your well-meaning physician may
tell you, there is a better way to lower LDL
cholesterol and improve HDL cholesterol...while also
lowering other risks of heart attack and stroke.