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Zetia and vertigo, arm and leg pain

My husband took Zetia for several years with no side effects..that we recognized. He has suffered sudden onset vertigo on and off for several years...fine one minute..throwing up and unable to stand the next. He started complaining with his legs being weak so we started walking to help build muscles...he's always been extremely active. After a few more weeks the weakness was worse...legs and hips. We finally researched enough to pinpoint the problem as Zetia. The end of this month will be 3 months off. Now he has severe pain in his arms and shoulders..and the legs and hip issue is better some days than others. We are both scared that this won't get better. The pain from this is stealing his joy...his rest...his ability to live a normal life. At this point...we desperately need p...

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Zetia and neck pain

I've been taking the generic brand of Zetia for 2 months now and I have never felt more lousy in my entire life. I have pain in my left shoulder that goes all the way up my neck. It's almost unbearable. I feel like I can't breathe because I am so stuffed up. I cough so bad and I'm so fatigued every day that I don't even want to get out of bed. I lost all interest in everything I used to love. Called my doctor to see if I could stop taking this pill. She never got back to me. I cannot keep taking this pill. Any suggestions? ## Allie, Here is a list of known common adverse drug reactions of Ezetimibe (Zetia). - headache - diarrhea - myalgia - hypersensitivity reactions (rash, angioedema) - myopathy - muscle problems (myalgia and rhabdomyolysis) From the research I have...

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Zetia Reactions

I have lower back into my upper thigh pain as well as shoulder pain. These pains seem to be in the muscle. I also have a bit of diarrhea after starting Zetia. I have taken 5 other types and they have all had some sort of reaction in me. Please let me know what is going on with you. Am I the only one with these problems? ## I have taken Zetia for a few weeks and am having pain at the inside thigh.after reading what you said I wonder if mine is from Zetia too..I also have mucsle spaz' in the shoulder area.. ## These are listed as common side effects to the medication. They should start to taper off as your body adjust to the medication. Here's a link to the monograph with more information: ## I have been taking Zetia for a little less than 2 mo. Now I have severe neck and shoulder...

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Ezetimibe withdrawal

Can't find any good reason why I should not stop taking Ezetimibe 10 mg. I have arthritis also and the pain has increased with this med. Any suggestions? ## I have a constantly runny nose. Not a seasonal effect. Also zetia adds to the fatigue I get from osteoarthritis and increases the aches. I wonder if it is worth taking this med when my diet is definitely low cholesterol and my numbers are not extremely high. ## Joint aches, and pain can be a normal side effect of most cholesterol medications, according to FDA reports. Other side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, and headache. Greta, overall, it is really up to you, no one, including your doctor, can force you to take any given medication. I am not a doctor, so I can't tell anyone they should, or shouldn't t...

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Zetia and pomegranate juice

I read that pomegranate juice is very good for atheroschlerosis. I also take Zetia and don't know if they can be taken together. I have read that Zetia does interact with Statins much like grapefruit juice. Does anytone know if it interacts with Pomegranate juice? ## I haven't been able to find any information stating that pomegranate juice interacts with any medications, but it is always best to double check, your doctor, or pharmacist may have more recent information than I am privy to, at this time. The FDA does warn that Zetia may cause side effects, such as nausea, headache, stomach pain, diarrhea, and joint/muscle aches. Are you on any other medications?

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Discontinuation of zetia

Can you stop taking zetia cold turkey? Do I have to taper off? ## Hello, Kim! How are you? You should do as your doctor advises. There are some risks that may be associated with stopping it suddenly, as reported by the FDA, such as nausea, diarrhea and rebound elevated cholesterol. Is there anything else I can help with?

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I can't afford Zetia

I am retired and on Medicare. I can't afford the cost of Zetia. I am the only earner in my household and live on a fixed income. ## Hello, Tom! How are you? The manufacturer, Merck, does have an assistance program for this medication. Normally, it is for those who don't have insurance, but they specifically state that if you need a medication and have insurance, but have financial and/or medical hard ship, you can request that they make an exception and they'll be happy to help, if they can. You can contact them for more information by calling 800-727-5400 from 8am to 8pm EST, Monday thru Friday. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, stuffy nose and joint/muscle pain. Is there anything else I can help with?

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Zetia side effects

Have there been reports of Zetia causing liver toxicity (elevated GGT levels)? ## Hello, Polly! How are you? As listed by the FDA, Zetia is actually known to cause such elevations, so these tests usually aren't entirely reliable, while someone is being treated with it. What has your doctor advised? Other side effects may possibly include nausea, rash, coughing and back pain.

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what is the cost of zetia

Every statin I have taken over the years for high chlorestral has made my muscles ache. I finally found something that works,zetia but I get the lowest possible in social security and can`t afford to pay $80 for 56 tablets. I had been paying $4 monthly for prevestatin. quite a jump. I am presently thinking of taking nothing. I have a pacemaker ## Hello, Barbara! How are you? Why don't you ask your doctor about one of the other alternatives, such as Fenofibrate? It can also lower cholesterol, but isn't a statin, so it doesn't cause the same problematic side effects and it's been around for a very long time, so it's usually not too expensive. It's most common side effects can include nausea, rash and flatulence.

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generic brand

I would liketo know if lovastatin is the generic brand for zetia ## i would like to know if this is a gereric brand for zetia . i find that the zetia is too expensive for me i do not have adequate coverage. and how would i go about ordering this druf=g for myself?? i do have a prescription at this time and am paying $28.00 for a 30 day supply. ## No. Lovastatin is the generic name for the statin Mevacor, not Zetia (which is not a statin at all). Which you'd have found out if you typed "lovastatin" into Google or Yahoo search. Der. ## And while I'm here, Zetia is too new to have a generic version, and stop complaining that it costs $28 a month. It costs me over $125 a month, and even under my prescription plan it would be at least $35 a month. You're very lucky. ## I&...

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little white pill with the number 414 on it

little white pill with the number 414 on it ## Located a match to a white, oblong pill with 414 on it. It's Zetia 10 mg, which is an anti-hyperlipidemic medication that is used to lower cholesterol levels. To learn more click on the link below... Do you have any more questions or information to add? Please post back if you do.

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zedia side effects

what are the side effects of zedia? ## Zetia contains the active ingredient Ezetimibe and is used to help lower cholesterol. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, dizziness and fatigue. You can read more on the medication here: Is there anything else I can help you with?

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thigh pain in left leg

I take 10 mmg lipitor for three years with no problem. Three months ago Doctor added 10mmg zedia, this last`month I got this pain in my left leg like cramps, it is there all the time. ## One of the side effects of Zetia is Myalgia, which is basically a very annoying nerve pain. ## You need to contact your MD and let them know about the symptoms you are having. There are plenty of other meds out there that can be combined with Lipitor. You don't need to suffer just let your doctor know. Kelly

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zetia, are there weight gain side effects?

ezetimibe are there weight gain side effects? ## I don't see any listed, here's the link to the monograph so you can look it over: Zetia Info Click Here Everyone reacts to meds differently though, so it is possible that you could gain weight, even if it isn't a regularly listed side effect.

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