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Zetia, also know by it's generic name Ezetimibe is used to treat cases of high cholesterol. Ezetimibe reduces the amount of unwanted cholesterol absorbed by the body to help lower your overall cholesterol levels. This can be used alongside a statin class medication to enhance the reduction of cholesterol levels in the body.
Zetia is taken once a day with or without food. The dose can vary based on the initial diagnoses and the response to treatment. It is important to remain on the same dose and only make changes with the advice of your doctor. Take care to read the paper work and instructions given to you by your pharmacist, and follow any explicit instructions given to you by your doctor.
A major component of an effective treatment with Zetia is a life style change to include a healthy diet and exercise. Work within the advice given to your by doctor to make the right changes to your life style.
Zetia can take up to two weeks to reach the maximum effect, and should be taken regularly to ensure proper treatment. Continue to take Zetia even if you feel better.
Ezetimibe can induce allergic reactions, make sure your doctor is aware of your current allergies to avoid unwanted reactions. Before starting treatment with Zetia speak with your doctor about prior medical conditions and disclose any medication, non prescription drugs, vitamins or supplements you may be taking to avoid complications.
If you are taking cholestyramine or colestipol allow at least two to four hours before taking Zetia. If you are taking other cholesterol medication spacing out your doses in this way can prevent negative interactions.
Some side effects can include:
diarrhea, abdominal pain, back pain, joint pain, muscle aches, sinusitis
If any of these side effects become severe during your treatment with Zetia, contact your doctor to help manage these side effects.
Q: Can I take Zetia while pregnant or breast feeding?
A: There is not enough medical data to know if Vytorin can pass into breast milk while nursing, or if it will have any adverse effect on the unborn baby during pregnancy. Speak with your doctor on the risks of taking Zetia in both these cases.
Q: How do I store Zetia?
A: This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets. Dispose of this medication if it is unwanted or has expired. Do not throw away in wastewater, and speak with a local pharmacist if you have questions on safely disposing of this medication.
Q: I am taking multiple medications for cholesterol, is it ok to take Zetia as well?
A: Yes, this should be fine if the doctor has prescribed Zetia for you. Make sure to allow two to four hours in between taking other medications to avoid interactions. If you have been prescribed multiple medications your doctor will be able instruct you on the proper dose schedule to ensure a safe and effective treatment.
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