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zetia

Zetia
Ezetimibe - Oral


Zetia is used either alone or with other cholesterol lowering drugs (e.g., HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors or "statins ), along with a cholesterol-lowering diet, to help lower cholesterol in the blood. Reducing cholesterol helps prevent strokes and heart attacks. Ezetimibe works by reducing the amount of cholesterol your body absorbs from your diet.

 
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Uses
Zetia is used either alone or with other cholesterol lowering drugs (e.g., HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors or "statins ), along with a cholesterol-lowering diet, to help lower cholesterol in the blood. Reducing cholesterol helps prevent strokes and heart attacks. Ezetimibe works by reducing the amount of cholesterol your body absorbs from your diet.


Storage
  • Store at room temperature at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C) away from light and moisture.
  • Brief storage from 59 to 86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) is permitted.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.
  • Keep all medicines away from children and pets.


Overdose
  • If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.

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How To Use
  • Take Zetia by mouth usually once daily with or without food.
  • If you are also taking a bile acid sequestrant (e.g., cholestyramine, colestipol, colesevelam), take ezetimibe at least 2 hours before or at least 4 hours after the bile acid sequestrant.
  • It may take up to 2 weeks before the full benefit of Zetia takes effect.
  • Use Zetia regularly in order to get the most benefit from it.
  • To help you remember, use it at the same time each day.
  • It is important to continue taking Zetia even if you feel well.
  • Most people with high cholesterol do not feel sick.

Side Effects
  • Dizziness, headache, diarrhea, back pain, throat inflammation, runny nose may occur.
  • If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: chest pain, fatigue, stomach pain.
  • An allergic reaction to Zetia is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs.
  • Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Zetia should not be used along with a statin agent if you have certain medical conditions.
  • Before using Zetia, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: active liver disease.
  • Before using Zetia, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: liver disease (moderate to severe), any allergies.
  • Zetia should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • It is not known whether Zetia passes into breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember.
  • If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Before using Zetia, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription products you may use, especially of: fibrates (e.g., fenofibrate, gemfibrozil), cyclosporine.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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User Medicine Opinions for zetia
Overall:1 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:4 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:5 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 52
Location: Texas
Time Taken: one days

Reason: Supposedly to lower cholesterol. Date: 18 July 2009
Side Effects
After only one pill I have had the worst stomach ache I've ever had in my life. I have had it for four days now.

Additional Thoughts
It's poison in a pill!

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