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ZETIA Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Warnings & Dosing

What is ZETIA?

What is ZETIA?

ZETIA is the brand name for ezetimibe and is available as an oral tablet.

What dosages is ZETIA available in?

What dosages is ZETIA available in?

ZETIA is available as a 10 mg oral tablet.

What is ZETIA used for?

What is ZETIA used for?

ZETIA is a cholesterol absorption inhibitor and is used for the treatment of high cholesterol in certain people.

How does ZETIA work?

How does ZETIA work?

ZETIA is a cholesterol absorption inhibitor. It works by lowering the amount of “bad” cholesterol (called LDL) that’s absorbed from your gut.

How do I take ZETIA?

How do I take ZETIA?

ZETIA is typically taken as 10 mg by mouth once per day with or without food.

Is it safe for me to take ZETIA?

Is it safe for me to take ZETIA?

ZETIA is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not use this medication if you have any of the following:

  • Hypersensitivity to ezetimibe or any excipient of ZETIA. (4)
  • When used in combination with a statin, fenofibrate, or other LDL-C lowering therapy, ZETIA is contraindicated in patients for whom a statin, fenofibrate, or other LDL-C lowering therapy are contraindicated
ZETIA Common Side Effects

ZETIA Common Side Effects

Common side effects of ZETIA:

  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Diarrhea
  • Joint pain
  • Inflamed sinuses
  • Pain in arms or legs
ZETIA Serious Side Effects

ZETIA Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with ZETIA.

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on ZETIA

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on ZETIA

The following medications may interact with ZETIA:

  • Cyclosporine: Combination increases exposure of ZETIA and cyclosporine. Cyclosporine concentrations should be monitored in patients taking ZETIA concomitantly
  • Fibrates: Coadministration of ZETIA with fibrates other than fenofibrate is not recommended until use in patients is adequately studied. If cholelithiasis is suspected in a patient receiving ZETIA and fenofibrate, gallbladder studies are indicated, and alternative lipidlowering therapy should be considered
  • Bile Acid Sequestrants: Cholestyramine combination decreases exposure of ZETIA
Who makes ZETIA?

Who makes ZETIA?

Organon

Is ZETIA safe in pregnancy?

Is ZETIA safe in pregnancy?

It is not known if ZETIA will harm your unborn baby. You and your doctor will have to decide if you should take ZETIA while you are pregnant or if you plan to become pregnant.

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