just half a tablet of Zetia (ezetimibe) or Vytorin (simvastatin/ezetimibe) to lower cholesterol

Some patients are taking just half a tablet of Zetia (ezetimibe) or Vytorin (simvastatin/ezetimibe) to lower cholesterol.

Merck selected a starting dose of 10 mg because it's effective for a greater number of people than 5 mg.

But 5 mg of Zetia works almost as well as a full dose.

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