Ezetimibe is an oral drug that is used for the treatment of elevated blood cholesterol. It reduces the amount of cholesterol absorbed by the body.
This medication is sometimes given with other cholesterol-lowering medications. Ezetimibe is only part of a complete program of treatment that also includes diet, exercise, and weight control. Zetia (ezetimibe)) may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
How should you take Zetia (ezetimibe)?
Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use exactly as directed by your healthcare provider.
Ezetimibe is usually taken once daily. Take the medicine at the same time each day.
You may take ezetimibe with or without food.
Ezetimibe may be taken at the same time with fenofibrate, or with a statin medication such as atorvastatin, lovastatin, simvastatin, pravastatin, or fluvastatin.
Some cholesterol medications should not be taken at the same time.
If you also take cholestyramine, colestipol, or colesevelam: you should take your ezetimibe at least 4 hours after taking any of these medicines or take ezetimibe 2 hours before taking any of these other medicines.
It may take up to 2 weeks before your cholesterol levels improve. Keep using your medication as directed. You will need frequent blood tests to measure your cholesterol levels.
If you miss a dose, take the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not take two doses at one time.
Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.
Who should not take Zetia (ezetimibe)?
Do not take ezetimibe if:
● you are allergic it
● you have an active liver disease and are taking a statin
● you have moderate to severe liver disease
What to avoid while taking Zetia (ezetimibe)?
While taking ezetimibe, you should avoid eating high-fat foods such as red meat, whole dairy products, pastries, coconut oil and fried foods.
You must maintain a low-fat; low cholesterol diet for ezetimibe to be effective.
What to avoid while taking Albuterol (salbutamol) (Proventil, Ventolin, ProAir)?
Avoid getting medicine in your eyes. Rinse with water if this medicine gets in your eyes.
What should I tell my healthcare provider before using Zetia (ezetimibe)?
Tell your doctor about any prescription and non-prescription medicines you are taking or plan to take, including natural or herbal remedies.
To make sure ezetimibe is safe for you, tell your doctor if you are or have:
● liver problems
● kidney disease;
● a thyroid disorder
● using steroids or hormones
● taking a statin cholesterol medicine.
What are the possible side effects of Zetia (ezetimibe)?
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Some cholesterol medications can cause a condition that results in the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue, leading to kidney failure. Call your doctor right away if you have unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness - especially if you also have fever, unusual tiredness, and dark colored urine.
Side effects may be more likely in older adults.
Common side effects may include:
● muscle or joint pain
● stuffy nose, sinus pain, sore throat
● diarrhea; ● feeling tired
● pain in an arm or leg
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
What other drugs interact with Zetia (ezetimibe)?
Tell your doctor about all your other medicines, especially:
● a blood thinner (warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven)
Ezetimibe should not be taken at the same time as some cholesterol medicines. Wait four hours
● Cholestyramine (Questran)
● Colestipol (Colestid)
● Colesevelam (Welchol)
This list is not complete. Other drugs may affect this medication, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention.
Where can I get more information about Zetia (ezetimibe)?
If you have any questions about buying discount Ezetimibe (Zetia, Ezetrol) or any other prescription products online, you can contact us.
Notice: This article contains medical information provided to help you better understand this medical condition or process and may contain information about medication often used as part of a treatment plan prescribed by a doctor. It is not intended to be used as either a diagnosis or recommendation for treatment of your medical situation. If you are unwell, concerned about your physical or mental state, or are experiencing symptoms, you should speak with your doctor or primary health care provider. If you are in medical distress, please contact emergency services (such as 911).
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