What is Zetia used for?
Zetia is used either alone or in combination with other drugs to lower blood cholesterol. Zetia works by reducing the amount of cholesterol the body absorbs from food.
Zetia is a drug used to help lower cholesterol in the blood. Another brand name for Zetia is Ezetrol. Both Zetia and Ezetrol contain the active ingredient Ezetimibe. They both have the same formulation and are made by the same manufacturer. Zetia is the brand name used in the USA while Ezetrol is the brand name used in most other countries. Ezetimibe is also the generic name for Zetia.
Zetia is not a Statin and can be used in combination with Statins to lower cholesterol.
Zetia is a tablet and is only available in 10mg strength.
Zetia is a tablet that is taken by mouth. It is usually taken once daily with or without food. Always take your medication as directed by your doctor or pharmacist. This medication should be taken every day for the most benefit. Continue to take this medication even if you feel well as most people with high cholesterol do not feel sick.
Zetia is also known as Ezetrol in Canada. Ezetrol 10mg is brand medication and cost starts from $2.73/tab for 90 tabs pack. It's manufactured by Merck Sharp and Dohme.
Generic equivalent of Zetia is known as Ezetimibe in Canada. It's cost starts from $0.91/tab for 100 tabs pack. Ezetimibe is manufactured by Sandoz.
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Ezetimibe is generic equivalent of Zetia. Ezetimibe is manufactured by Sandoz in Canada and Manufactured by Various (UK) in UK. We have cheapest price for Ezetimibe as price per tab starts from $0.43 only.
Zetia can cause liver damage when used with a Statin and it can cause muscle damage when used with a fibrate or Statin. Let your doctor know immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms: severe stomach/abdominal pain, persistent nausea/vomiting, yellowing of the eyes/ skin/urine, muscle pain/tenderness/weakness.
Some common side effects of Zetia are muscle or joint pain, stuffy nose, sore throat, sinus pain, pain in the arm or leg, and diarrhea.
Caution should be exercised when Zetia is used with the following drugs: Cyclosporine, Fibrates. Fenofibrate, Cholestyramine, Warfarin.
Always let your doctor or pharmacist know the list of all the drugs you are taking, including herbal drugs so they can check for any possible interactions.
DISCLAIMER : The information provided here is intended to provide basic information on this medication and is not intended to replace the medical advice provided by a certified medical professional. Any prescription drug use needs to be approved by your doctor. Do not avoid or ignore any advice provided by your physician in favor of what is written here. Always consult with a pharmacist or doctor before taking this medication and seek counselling if you have any questions or concerns about your medication.