Zetia (Ezetimibe)

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Zetia 10mg

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Zetia is also marketed as Ezetrol
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Ezetimibe 10mg

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Zetia (Ezetimibe) Medication Information

Uses

Zetia is a cholesterol absorption inhibitor and it is used to treat hyperlipidemia

Dosage

The tablets are available in 10 mg strength.

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Zetia include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Arthralgia
  • Sinusitis
  • Pain in extremities
  • Upper respiratory tract infection

Speak with your doctor for a full list of side effects that apply to you if you are taking Ezetimibe.

Precautions

It is not recommended that patients with liver dysfunction take Ezetimibe. There is a risk of liver enzyme abnormalities, so the liver should be monitored when taking Zetia. 

Interactions

A common drug interaction with Zetia includes:

  • Cyclosporine
  • Fenofibrate
  • Fibrates
  • Cholestyramine

Speak with your doctor for more information and before starting a new medication with Ezetimibe. 

Storage

Store at room temperature (77 ºF). Protect Zetia from moisture. 

Pharmacist Tips

  • If you are taking Zetia with a statin there is a risk of developing myopathy and you should monitor for muscle pain. 
  • You should stick to a diet and exercise plan in addition to taking Zetia. 
  • Your doctor will monitor your liver function while you are taking Ezetimibe.

Ezetimibe FAQs

What are the most common side effects with Zetia?

The most common side effects seen with Ezetimibe are muscle pain, sinusitis, diarrhea, abdominal pain.

 

Does Zetia cause memory loss?

Memory loss is not a side effect of Zetia.

 

Do Zetia side effects go away?

Some of the side effects will go away as your body adjusts to Ezetimibe. 

 

Does Zetia cause fatigue?

Ezetimibe can cause some fatigue. 

 

Does Zetia cause weight gain?

Weight gain is not a side effect of Ezetimibe.

 

Related Drugs

Reference:

Zetia {package insert}. Whitehouse Station, NJ: Merck & Co., Inc.; 2011.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2011/021445s030lbl.pdf

PharmD Medical Writer

Author: Dr. Larisa Roybal, PharmD

Dr. Roybal is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist who has practiced in both ambulatory and acute care settings. Her pharmacy interests include oncology and general inpatient pharmacy.

The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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