What is the medication Zetia 10 mg used for?

What is the medication Zetia 10 mg used for?

What is the medication Zetia 10 mg used for?

Ezetimibe is used along with a low cholesterol/low fat diet and exercise to help lower cholesterol in the blood. Ezetimibe may be used alone or with other drugs (such as “statins” or fibrates). Ezetimibe works by reducing the amount of cholesterol your body absorbs from your diet.

What was Eazy E Etim taken for?

Ezetimibe is a prescription medicine used to lower levels of total cholesterol and LDL (bad) cholesterol in the blood. Ezetimibe tablets are used to treat high cholesterol. Ezetimibe work to reduce the amount of cholesterol your body absorbs.

Is Zetia a good drug to lower cholesterol?

Yes, treatment with Zetia should lower your triglycerides. Zetia is FDA-approved to lower your total cholesterol level, and triglycerides are one part of your total cholesterol level. For this purpose, Zetia may be used alone or with fenofibrate.

What medications should not be taken with Zetia?

You should not use ezetimibe with a “statin” cholesterol medicine (Zocor, Lipitor, Crestor, and others) if:

  • you have active liver disease;
  • you are pregnant; or.
  • you are breastfeeding a baby.

Does Zetia cause weight gain?

Zetia shouldn’t cause weight gain or weight loss. In studies, weight changes didn’t occur in people who took the drug. Zetia is meant to be used in combination with a diet that’s low in saturated fat and cholesterol.

What are the side effects of Zetia 10 mg?

What Are Side Effects of Zetia?

  • diarrhea,
  • back pain,
  • stomach or abdominal pain,
  • numbness or tingly feeling,
  • tired feeling,
  • headache,
  • dizziness,
  • depressed mood,

Does Zetia cause memory loss?

Memory loss isn’t a side effect of Zetia. It wasn’t reported during studies of the drug. But some people have reported memory loss, confusion, and forgetfulness while taking a statin drug. Statins are commonly prescribed with Zetia to treat certain types of high cholesterol.

Can Zetia cause hair loss?

No, Zetia is not known to cause memory loss, weight gain, hair loss, or constipation. In studies of people taking the medication with or without a statin drug, these side effects were not reported.

Can Zetia cause weight gain?

Should Zetia be taken at night?

by Drugs.com There is no best time to take Zetia, as it works exactly the same whether you take it in the morning, afternoon or evening. Zetia is taken once a day, at the same time each day and it can be taken with or without food.

Where can I get support with Zetia?

Merck, the manufacturer of Zetia, offers a Patient Assistance Program. For more information and to find out if you’re eligible for support, call 800-727-5400 or visit the program website.

What are the indications of Zetia?

Indications 1 Primary hyperlipidemia. For treatment of primary hyperlipidemia, Zetia is indicated to reduce total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, non-high-density lipoprotein (non-HDL) cholesterol, and apiloprotein B (ApoB). 2 Mixed hyperlipidemia. 3 Homozygous sitosterolemia.

What is the best way to store Zetia?

You should store Zetia tablets at a room temperature of 77°F (25°C) in a tightly sealed container away from light. In certain conditions (such as when traveling), you may temporarily store Zetia at temperatures of 59°F to 86°F (15°C to 30°C).

Is there a generic version of Zetia?

Zetia is available in a generic form called ezetimibe. A generic drug is an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. The generic is considered to be as safe and effective as the original drug. And generics tend to cost less than brand-name drugs. To find out how the cost of ezetimibe compares to the cost of Zetia, visit GoodRx.com.