Zetia, or Ezetimibe, is an oral medication that is meant to help maintain high levels of cholesterol in the body.
It can be used on its own or with other cholesterol medications known as statins. This medication works by reducing the amount of cholesterol that is being absorbed into your body.
Talk to your doctor or a professional healthcare provider before you decide to take Zetia or any other cholesterol managing medication.
Zetia is a pill taken orally once a day at the same time, or as directed by your doctor. The amount or dosage will depend on your cholesterol level and any current medical conditions that you have and will be decided by your doctor.
It may take up to two weeks for the full effects of Zetia to show up.
Remember to talk to your doctor about if you are allergic to any of the ingredients found in Zetia. It is also recommended that you discuss any medical conditions you have or medications that you are taking, as these may interfere with the effect of this product.
Major side effects that may occur if you take Zetia are an increased risk of liver or muscle damage.
If you start to feel that you are having an allergic reaction to this medication, which may include itching, swelling of the face, tongue or throat, and trouble breathing, you should go see your doctor or a professional healthcare provider as soon as possible.
Be sure to let your doctor know of all medications that you are taking, whether they are prescription medicines, vitamins or herbal medicines, as they could interact negatively will Zetia.
If this is the case, then your doctor will be able to recommend another type of medication to help maintain your levels of cholesterol.
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