Zetia

Active Ingredient(s): Ezetimibe
FDA Approved: * October 25, 2002
Pharm Company: * MSP SINGAPORE
Category: Cholesterol

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Zetia Overview

Ezetimibe is a drug that lowers plasma cholesterol levels. It acts by decreasing cholesterol absorption in the small intestine. It may be used alone (marketed as Zetia or Ezetrol), when other cholesterol-lowering medications are not tolerated, or together with statins (e.g., ezetimibe/simvastatin, marketed as Vytorin or Inegy) when statins alone do not control cholesterol. Ezetimibe is recommended as second line therapy for those intolerant of statins or unable to achieve target low-density l...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ezetimibe

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oblong white 414 tablet ## The pill is definitely a Zetia 10 mg I know I take them everyday there for cholesterol. Later on

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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

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 diarerra 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 should...

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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 for zetia

little white pill ## ## Why is this medication so expensive, I am unemployed and have no insurance, but my doctor prescribe this medication. How can I get help with this or is there a generic brand.

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Ezetimibe
  • Tablet: 10mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Zetia: (11 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 21695-778 Zetia 10 mg Oral Tablet by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 49999-487 Zetia 10 mg Oral Tablet by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 50090-0833 Zetia 10 mg Oral Tablet by A-s Medication Solutions
  • 52125-730 Zetia 10 mg Oral Tablet by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 54569-5489 Zetia 10 mg Oral Tablet by A-s Medication Solutions LLC
  • 54868-4719 Zetia 10 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 55154-5031 Zetia 10 mg Oral Tablet by Cardinal Health
  • 55154-5034 Zetia 10 mg Oral Tablet by Cardinal Health
  • 55154-5043 Zetia 10 mg Oral Tablet by Cardinal Health
  • 66582-414 Zetia 10 mg Oral Tablet by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  • 69189-0419 Zetia 10 mg Oral Tablet by Avera Mckennan Hospital

Other drugs which contain Ezetimibe or a similar ingredient: (5 results)

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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 b... 1 reply
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... 1 reply
I can't afford Zetia
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Discontinuation of zetia
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