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Brand Name Zetia
Generic Name Ezetimibe
Category High Cholesterol Levels
Medication 10 mg

Information to have about Ezetimibe (Generic Equivalent to Zetia) ..

What is Ezetimibe (generic Zetia) and what are its uses ?
How does Ezetimibe (generic Zetia) Works (Mechanism) ?
Dosage: How should you take Ezetimibe (generic Zetia) ?
Possible food and drug interactions when taking Ezetimibe (generic Zetia)
Ezetimibe (generic Zetia) Warnings and Precautions.
Ezetimibe (generic Zetia) Side effects.

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What is Ezetimibe (generic Zetia) and what are its uses ?

Zetia (Ezetimibe) blocks the absorption of cholesterol from the stomach.

Zetia can help lower blood cholesterol for patients who are at risk of getting heart disease or a stroke.

Zetia is only for patients whose cholesterol level is not controlled by diet. Zetia is not a cure.

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How does Ezetimibe (generic Zetia) Works (Mechanism) ?

Zetia tablets contain the active ingredient ezetimibe, which is type of medicine known as a cholesterol absorption inhibitor. Zetia is used to lower high cholesterol levels.

Zetia works by preventing cholesterol from being absorbed from the small intestine into the bloodstream. Zetia prevents cholesterol and other plant sterols that are consumed in the diet from being absorbed into the bloodstream. Zetia also prevents cholesterol released from the bile duct into the intestine from being reabsorbed into the bloodstream. The overall result is a reduction in cholesterol levels in the blood.

Zetia is used to lower cholesterol in people with high cholesterol levels (primary hypercholesterolemia). It is normally used when another type of cholesterol-lowering medicine called a statin, together with a low cholesterol diet and increased exercise, has not lowered cholesterol sufficiently. Zetia is added to the statin treatment because it works in a different way to statins (which lower cholesterol by preventing its production by the liver) and so it can boost their cholesterol lowering effect.

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Dosage: How should you take Ezetimibe (generic Zetia) ?

Take Zetia tablets orally.

Swallow the Zetia tablets with a drink of water. Zetia can be taken with or without food. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take Zetia more often than directed. If you are taking a 'statin' type medication to lower your cholesterol, you can take Zetia once daily at the same time that you take the 'statin' medication. If you are taking a 'resin' type medication to lower your cholesterol, you should take Zetia at least 2 hours before or 4 hours after you take the 'resin' medication. Have you skipped your Zetia dose?
If you miss a dose of Zetia, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose of Zetia, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses of Zetia.

If you take too much of Zetia?
Incase of an overdose with Zetia seek medical emergency immediately.

Symptoms of Zetia overdose are not known.

Where should you store Zetia?
Store Zetia out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open.

Store Zetia at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Protect from moisture. Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused amount of Zetia after the expiry date.

Available strengths of Zetia
Zetia is available as a 10 mg tablet.
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Possible food and drug interactions when taking Ezetimibe (generic Zetia)

The following drugs may interact with Zetia. They may increase or decrease the activity of Zetia

Inform your health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way Zetia works.

Who should not take Zetia?
Zetia should not be used if you suffer from active liver disease or rare hereditary problems of galactose intolerance, the Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption.

Zetia should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.

If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using Zetia and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

Zetia should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, other medicines may be safely used in pregnancy or breastfeeding providing the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks to the unborn baby. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, before using Zetia.

Zetia must not be used during pregnancy if it is taken with a statin. If Zetia is not taken with a statin, it should only be used during pregnancy if considered essential by your doctor. This is because the safety of Zetia during pregnancy has not yet been established. Seek medical advice from your doctor.

Ezetimibe (generic Zetia) Warnings and Precautions.

Inform your health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Your prescriber may order regular tests to check your cholesterol and other plasma lipid levels. If you are also taking a 'statin-type' drug, you will also need to have regular tests to make sure your liver is working properly.

Tell your prescriber or health care professional if you get any unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness, especially if you also have a fever and tiredness.

Zetia is only part of a total cholesterol-lowering program. Your physician or dietician can suggest a low-cholesterol and low-fat diet that will reduce your risk of getting heart and blood vessel disease. Avoid alcohol and smoking, and keep a proper exercise schedule.

Ezetimibe (generic Zetia) Side effects.

Side effects of Zetia that should be reported to your health care professional as soon as possible:

  • dark yellow or brown urine
  • muscle pain, tenderness, cramps, or weakness
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • yellowing of the skin or eyes

Side effects of Zetia that should be reported to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome:

  • diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • joint pain
  • stomach upset or pain
  • tiredness