Zetia is a type of prescription medication that when taken once a day, is meant to help lower high levels of cholesterol in the body. It is available in the form of an oral tablet and can be used in combination with other statins. Be sure to talk to your doctor or a professional healthcare provider to discuss what options will be right for you, and your condition.
It works by reducing the amount of cholesterol that is absorbed by the body, but it is important to also maintain a healthy lifestyle and diet in combination with any medication or treatment that is being used to lower cholesterol.
Side effects of using Zetia include liver or muscle damage, stomach pain, nausea, and fatigue. There is a chance that Zetia could cause an allergic reaction, so it is best for you to discuss the ingredients of it and decide whether you should use the prescription based on your current allergy and medical conditions.
Be sure to see your doctor immediately if you begin to see signs of an allergic reaction such as rashes, itching, swelling, or trouble breathing.
The dosage amount of Zetia you are prescribed will be dependant on the level of cholesterol that you have. You should consistently be taking Zetia at least once per day. Consistency with Zetia will allow you to see more positive results, but remember that you will not see results right away.
It is advised that you do not take Zetia if you are pregnant, plan to be pregnant, are breastfeeding or plan to be breastfeeding. Talk to a doctor before you decide you want to take Zetia or any other type of cholesterol-lowering medication. A doctor will help to determine whether Zetia is right for you, or if you should try another medication.
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