Generic Zetia (Ezetimibe)
Zetia is used to treat high cholesterol in combination with low fat diet.
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10 mg x 30 pills
10 mg x 60 pills
10 mg x 90 pills
10 mg x 120 pills
10 mg x 180 pills
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Did you experience many side effects while taking this drug? Avoid eating foods that are high in fat or cholesterol. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the Zetia at the next regularly scheduled time. Coronavirus updates: If Oxford's vaccine works, Zwtia will get it first. Here are six other exercises that can Zeta improve your levels too. The listed side effects for Zetia include: stomach pain, tiredness, allergic reactions, and joint pain. This can cause the drug to build up in your body and lead to more side effects. See also: Zetia drug interactions in more detail. For this drug to work well, a certain amount needs to be in your body at all times. You can do a lot of prep work to make the perfect sleep environment. Zetia Interactions. Your Personal Message. Your dosage, drug form, and how often you take the drug will depend on:. The statins include Lipitor and Crestor, as well as Zocor, which is usually prescribed generically as simvastatin and is the statin used in the Vytorin pill. One of the patients has since died, Dr. You will need frequent blood tests to measure your cholesterol levels. Zetia should be used together with lifestyle changes such as diet, weight-loss, and exercise. To learn more visit Healthwise. Consequently, the company will not update the information contained Zetia the website and investors should not rely upon the information as current or accurate after the presentation date. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Zeta, Incorporated. Louis: Facts and Comparisons, April b. I have been on it for two weeks and I have been experienced painful swelling in both legs, arms, hands and painful itching all over my body. Further studies that compare ezetimibe as an add-on agent to other statins would also be beneficial. ZETIA should be used in pregnant or nursing women only if the benefit outweighs the risk. Do not take ezetimibe with cholestyramine Prevalite, Questrancolestipol Colestidor colesevelam Welchol. However, because drugs affect each person differently, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible side effects. The washout period was 12 weeks for those patients receiving fibric acid derivatives and 6 weeks for those patients on statins Zetia other agents or supplements. Important considerations for taking ezetimibe. A total of 50 patients were randomized 5. Mechanism of Action. Also, the study report failed to mention the specific caloric intake of the patients. This monitoring can help make sure you stay safe while you take this drug. Avoid eating foods that are high in fat or cholesterol. Ezetimibe 10 mg or placebo was administered daily for a period of 12 weeks. Zetis is not known whether ezetimibe passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Zetia Pictures Zetia 10 mg, white, oval. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided by Cerner Multum, Inc. ABC News Live. Back Submit. You should follow a low-cholesterol diet while taking this drug. What Would You Do? These issues include:. For pregnant women: This drug is a category C pregnancy drug. This material is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This list is not complete. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. Adverse Reactions. Thus, readers may misinterpret the Zetia of the study. Ezetimibe belongs to a class of drugs called cholesterol absorption inhibitors. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide. Search by Outlines. Simvastatin with or without Ezetimibe in Familial Hypercholesterolemia. All the unpublished studies covered periods at least one year in length and were intended to show whether long-term use of Zetia might pose dangers that short-term use did not. Race: Based on a meta-analysis of multiple-dose pharmacokinetic studies, there were no pharmacokinetic differences between Black and Caucasian subjects. These included diarrhea, joint pains, upper airway infection, and feeling tired. See also: Zetia drug interactions in more detail. Some cholesterol medications should not be taken at the same time. Zetia Precautions Back to Top. Ezetimibe is neither an inhibitor nor an inducer of cytochrome P isoenzymes, so metabolism of other agents is not affected. Zetia lowers cholesterol. Failure to follow through with your treatment…. The Food and Drug Administration approved ezetimibe on October 25, 2. Keep using your medication as directed. Still, the data from even those trials contained signals Zetis Zetia might be dangerous in some patients when it is taken alongside statins, as it usually is. Zetia drug interactions in more detail. This can be harmful or prevent the drug from working well. This is because statins affect cholesterol synthesis and have no effect on the clearance of LDL cholesterol from plasma. This drug may be used as part of a combination therapy. If you have any of these other conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely use this medication:. Zetia and Lactation Back to Top. Coronavirus updates: If Oxford's vaccine works, UK will get it first. Ezetimibe warnings. Zetia should not be taken at the same time as some cholesterol medicines. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated. Ezetimibe oral tablet can interact with other medications, vitamins, or herbs you may be taking. Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. It is used to treat high cholesterol, either alone or in combination with other cholesterol-lowering medications. No incremental benefit of VYTORIN on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality over and above that demonstrated for simvastatin has been established. The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, Zetai reactions, or adverse Zetia. But Zefia the drug was approved inone F. Common side effects of Zetia include upper airway infection, diarrhea, and joint Zetka. Zetia may not be as effective as Zeetia drugs lovastatin, simvastatin, pravastatin, and others in lowering cholesterol. References 1. Sections U. Efficacy of the addition of ezetimibe was noticed after 2 weeks and was maintained throughout the duration of the study. Q: I was taking 40 mg of Zocor daily. Nevertheless, doctors and patients should wait to see the research details in a peer-reviewed medical journal. This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Having high cholesterol is dangerous on its own, but did you know that certain conditions can cause you to have it? For this drug to work well, a certain amount needs to be in your body at all times. Pharmacothempy: A Pathophysiologic Approach. In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems.
Common use

Zetia is an antihyperlipidemic agent which used for treating high blood cholesterol along with a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet. Also it is used to treat high blood sitosterol and campesterol along with diet therapy. Heart disease or heart attacks arent prevented by Zetia as tests show.

Dosage and direction

Take this medication orally with or without food/milk. The recommended Zetia dose is 10 mg once daily. Patients who require a larger reduction in LDL-C (over 55%) may be started at 10-40 mg once daily.

Note: this instruction presented here just for review. It's very necessary to consult with your doctor before using. It help you to get best results.


Do not use it without doctor permission. Be careful if you have specific medical conditions then this medicine should not be taken along with statins. This is especially true if you have liver disease or are pregnant or intend to get pregnant. If you are pregnant this drug should only be taken if it is absolutely necessary. If you drink large quantities of alcohol you should be closely monitored by their doctor while they are taking this medication.


Not allowed in people who are hypersensitivity to any component of this medication. The combination of Zetia with an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor is not allowed in patients with active liver disease or unexplained persistent elevations in serum transaminases. All HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors are not allowed in pregnant and nursing women. Myopathy and rhabdomyolysis.

Possible side effect

They may include all types of an allergic reactions. Also the most possible side effects include:

unusual muscle weakness, tenderness, or pain;

loss of appetite, nausea, clay-colored stools, stomach pain, low fever, dark urine, jaundice;

chest pain;


fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash.

Less serious include:

numbness or tingly feeling;

mild stomach pain, diarrhea;

tired feeling;



depressed mood;

runny or stuffy nose, cold symptoms;

joint pain, back pain; or


If you experience one of them stop using Zetia and tell your doctor as soon as possible. Also consult with your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual.

Drug interaction

Zetia interact with the following medications: cholestyramine (Prevalite, Questran); colestipol (Colestid); colesevelam (Welchol); gemfibrozil (Lopid); cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune, Gengraf); or a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin).

Also note that interaction between two medications does not always mean that you

must stop taking one of them. As usual it affects the the effect of drugs, so consult with your doctor about how it interactions are being managed or should be managed.

Missed dose

If you forgot to take your dose in time, please do it as soon as you remember. But do not take if it is too late or almost time for your next dose. Do not increase your recommended dose. Take your usually dose next day in the same regularly time.


Symptoms of Zetia overdose are not known but it can be harmful.

If you experience one of them call your doctor immediately.


Store at room temperature between 59-77 degrees F (15-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture, kids and pets. Do not use after expiration term.


We provide only general information about medications which does not cover all directions, possible drug integrations, or precautions. Information at the site cannot be used for self-treatment and self-diagnosis. Any specific instructions for a particular patient should be agreed with your health care adviser or doctor in charge of the case. We disclaim reliability of this information and mistakes it could contain. We are not responsible for any direct, indirect, special or other indirect damage as a result of any use of the information on this site and also for consequences of self-treatment.

Antibiotics is one of most prescribed group of medications. Antibiotics are antibacterial (antimicrobial agents) that kills bacteria(bactericidal) or stop the growth of the bacteria(bacteriostatic action).

Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections and are not indicated for the viral infections. Currently there is a big variety of antibiotics available. All the antibiotics are divided into two main groups according to the action mechanism:

  • Antibiotics with bactericidal action(penicillins, cephalosporins, aminoglycoside)
  • Antibacterial with bacteriostatic action(macrolides, tetracyclines)

Penicillins and cephalospororins are the most prescribed group of antibiotics. They belong to half-synthetic beta lactam antibiotics. These antibiotics work by inhibiting the enzymes responsible for the production of peptidoglycan. Peptidoglycan is a biopolimer that is a main structural component of the bacterial cell wall. The blockage of peptidoglycan synthesis leads to the lysis of the microorganisms.

Another group of preparations are aminoglycosides. However, these antibiotics are prescribed in rare cases. The most of aminoglycosides possesses nephrotoxicity, ototoxicity and cab cause neuromuscular blockage. Bactericidal action of aminoglycosides is related to the interfering with the synthesis of proteins on the ribisomes in the microbial cells. When aminoglycosides are used with penicillins and cephalosporins the sinergism against gram-positive and gram-negative microorganisms is observed.

Among all bacteriostatic antibiotics macrolides and tetracyclines are the most indicated groups. Therapeutic effect of macrolides is associated with inhibiting the synthesis of proteins on the ribosomes in the microbial cell. As usual macrolides exert bacteriostatic action, however in high amounts are able to exert bactericidal action on some microorganisms. Besides antibacterial action, some macrolides possesses immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory action.

Another group of bacteriostatic antibiotics are used less frequently as many microorganisms became resistant to the this type of antibiotics. Bacteriostatic effect of the tetracyclines is associated with inhibiting the synthesis of proteins. Tetracycline are indicated in clamydia infections, rickettsial disease, some zoonosis, severe acne.

Antibiotics are indicated and used only in the cases of the bacteria is sensitive to the antibiotics. There some specific tests like antibiogram that will help to determine the right antibiotic and corresponding dose.