What are the common dentally significant adverse effects of Lipid lowering drugs?
*atorvastatin, ezetimibe, gemfibrozil, lovastatin, Nicotinic acid, pravastatin, rosuvastatin,
simvastatin, Simvastatin/ezetimibe (Vytorin)*
- abnormal taste
- muscle pain/weakness
- Increased gag reflex (all lipid drugs can cause this effect)
- Nicotinic Acid-“hot flashes”
- Ezetimibe-not used much now due to possible pancreatitis risk