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ZETIA (EZETIMIBE)

What is Zetia & Why is it Prescribed?

Zetia (also called Ezetrol) belongs to a group of medications known as cholesterol absorption inhibitors that lower cholesterol levels by decreasing the body’s ability to absorb cholesterol from the digestive system. Zetia is a cholesterol-lowering medicine that works differently than a statin. Statins work mainly with the liver to help lower LDL, or bad cholesterol. Zetia works in the digestive tract where it helps block the absorption of cholesterol from the food you eat.

Zetia is a prescription medication for patients who cannot control their cholesterol levels through diet and exercise alone. Zetia can be used by itself or with other medicines to treat high cholesterol. Zetia should always be used as part of a healthy living plan, which includes eating a lower-fat, low-cholesterol diet and engaging in regular physical activity.

Zetia comes as a pill to be taken orally, and is either available in its brand name form or in its generic form under the name Ezetimibe. You must obtain a valid prescription from a doctor to take generic Ezetimibe or Zetia. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.

What Conditions are Treated by Zetia?

Brand name or generic Zetia is used to treat a condition called hyperlipidemia, also known as high cholesterol. Cholesterol is a waxy, fat protein that is manufactured by the liver and is essential for healthy cell membranes, hormone production, and vitamin storage. Cholesterol is carried through the blood to cells by lipoproteins that are either low density (LDL) or high density (HDL). Cholesterol levels become problematic when too much LDL cholesterol is produced or ingested. LDL builds up excess cholesterol in the blood, causing an accumulation which can damage the arteries and internal organs.

Hyperlipidemia usually develops because of a number of environmental and genetic factors, including lack of exercise, poor diet, and hereditary predisposition. Without treatment with medication such as Zetia, it can increase your risk for dangerous cardiovascular problems like heart attack or stroke. Zetia will not cure hyperlipidemia, but the drug will help to normalize your cholesterol levels so that you are able to mitigate the related risks.

Is Zetia Expensive?

When you shop for Zetia 10 mg at NorthWestPharmacy.com, you also have the option to buy generic Ezetimibe. Generic Ezetimibe has the same active ingredient as Zetia, so it is just as effective and works in the same way, but it doesn't come with a brand-name price. In fact, you can buy Ezetimibe online at approximately half the Zetia price.

What Should I Know Before I Buy Zetia?

You will need to consult with your doctor and obtain a prescription to buy Zetia. It is important for your doctor know whether you have been diagnosed with kidney disease or thyroid disease before you start taking Zetia or Ezetimibe. You should also advise your doctor if you are taking a hormonal or steroidal drug, as these may hinder the medication’s efficacy.

You may also need to avoid several medications during treatment with Zetia. These include certain blood thinners and immunosuppressant drugs, which can lead to negative interactions if combined. Only use these under the specific instruction of your doctor.

In addition, be sure to watch for muscle pain and weakness combined with flu-like symptoms while you are taking Zetia; tell your doctor immediately if this occurs.

Possible Zetia Side Effects

  • stomach pain and diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Joint pain
  • Cough and cold symptoms

Unexplained muscle pain or weakness could be a sign of a rare but serious side effect and should be reported to your doctor right away.

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