Statin Brand Names
There is also Vytorin which is a combination of simvastatin and ezetimibe. Ezetimibe is not a statin, but a drug that inhibits absorption of cholesterol in the digestive system. Merck sells Vytorin and has been promoting it since the patent on Zocor expired.
A recent study showed that Ezetimibe combined with Rosuvastatin reduced cholesterol levels even more - indeed the biggest reduction ever found in a serious study. Ezetimibe is marketed by Merck and Schering-Plough under the name Zetia, and outside the United States under the name Ezetrol.
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Niacin is also used to treat cholesterol but it is not a statin drug.
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