Generic Zetia (Ezetimibe)
Zetia
Zetia is used to treat high cholesterol in combination with low fat diet.
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Product Description
The primary efficacy endpoint was the percentage reduction in direct plasma LDL cholesterol from baseline. Efficacy and safety of ezetimibe coadmin-istered with atorvastatin or simvastatin in patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. Zetia is indicated for high cholesterol levels along with a low fat, cholesterol diet. By mouth tablets. About About Drugs. Related Drugs. Your doctor may monitor you more closely if you take these drugs together. Acute coronary syndrome and lipid-lowering therapy. It impacted liver function, so was changed to 10 mg of Zetia. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose. Please note the date of last review on all articles.

Zetia - think, that

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. However, when used in combination with a statin, the incidence of elevated liver function tests LFTs may increase slightly. Call your doctor right away if you have unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness especially if you also have Zetia, unusual tiredness, and dark colored urine. In the study reported at the American Heart Association meeting here -- and published online by the New England Journal of Medicine -- good trumped bad. Another study found that the high-dose form of Vytorin 10 mg of Zetia, 80 mg of Zocor was more effective at lowering LDL cholesterol than an mg dose of atorvastatin Lipitor. Ezetimibe is rapidly metabolized to ezetimibe-glucuronide in humans. Zetia may be taken at the same time as statin drugs. Gemfibrozil Lopid or cyclosporine Neoral can increase blood levels of Zetia, so watch for side effects if taken together. Ezetimibe's pharmacological effect is complementary to that of the statins 1. Ezetimibe is a pregnancy category C agent. How to take ezetimibe. Ezetimibe may be used with a statin to increase lipid lowering without increasing the chance for adverse effects. Ezetimibe may Zetia significant medication interactions with ciclosporin and with fibrates other than fenofibrate. Because atherosclerosis is one of the major causes of Zeia heart disease, controlling plasma lipid levels is essential. Ezetimibe Zetia is distinct from these agents because it does not inhibit cholesterol synthesis in the liver or increase bile acid Zeia. Zetia Dosage. However, an acute overdose of ezetimibe is expected to produce an exaggeration of its usual effects, leading to loose stoolsabdominal painand fatigue. Secondary endpoints consisted of changes in HDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels 6. High LDL cholesterol levels are a major cause of heart attacks and stroke. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. It may increase your risk of bleeding. The drug information contained herein is subject to change and is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. Unlike other cholesterol-lowering agents, ezetimibe works by selectively inhibiting the intestinal absorption of cholesterol and related phytosterols. Secondary endpoints included cholesterol synthesis, sterol excretion, and plasma concentrations of cholesterol and non-cholesterol sterols. The design of the trial was a 2 X 5 factorial which consisted of a 2- to week pre-treatment washout phase, a 4-week lead-in placebo phase, and a week treatment phase. Journal of Chromatography B.
Common use

Zetia is an antihyperlipidemic agent which used for treating high blood cholesterol along with a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet. Also it is used to treat high blood sitosterol and campesterol along with diet therapy. Heart disease or heart attacks arent prevented by Zetia as tests show.



Dosage and direction

Take this medication orally with or without food/milk. The recommended Zetia dose is 10 mg once daily. Patients who require a larger reduction in LDL-C (over 55%) may be started at 10-40 mg once daily.

Note: this instruction presented here just for review. It's very necessary to consult with your doctor before using. It help you to get best results.



Precautions

Do not use it without doctor permission. Be careful if you have specific medical conditions then this medicine should not be taken along with statins. This is especially true if you have liver disease or are pregnant or intend to get pregnant. If you are pregnant this drug should only be taken if it is absolutely necessary. If you drink large quantities of alcohol you should be closely monitored by their doctor while they are taking this medication.



Contraindications

Not allowed in people who are hypersensitivity to any component of this medication. The combination of Zetia with an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor is not allowed in patients with active liver disease or unexplained persistent elevations in serum transaminases. All HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors are not allowed in pregnant and nursing women. Myopathy and rhabdomyolysis.



Possible side effect

They may include all types of an allergic reactions. Also the most possible side effects include:

unusual muscle weakness, tenderness, or pain;

loss of appetite, nausea, clay-colored stools, stomach pain, low fever, dark urine, jaundice;

chest pain;

pancreatitis;

fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash.

Less serious include:

numbness or tingly feeling;

mild stomach pain, diarrhea;

tired feeling;

headache;

dizziness;

depressed mood;

runny or stuffy nose, cold symptoms;

joint pain, back pain; or

cough.

If you experience one of them stop using Zetia and tell your doctor as soon as possible. Also consult with your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual.



Drug interaction

Zetia interact with the following medications: cholestyramine (Prevalite, Questran); colestipol (Colestid); colesevelam (Welchol); gemfibrozil (Lopid); cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune, Gengraf); or a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin).

Also note that interaction between two medications does not always mean that you

must stop taking one of them. As usual it affects the the effect of drugs, so consult with your doctor about how it interactions are being managed or should be managed.



Missed dose

If you forgot to take your dose in time, please do it as soon as you remember. But do not take if it is too late or almost time for your next dose. Do not increase your recommended dose. Take your usually dose next day in the same regularly time.



Overdose

Symptoms of Zetia overdose are not known but it can be harmful.

If you experience one of them call your doctor immediately.



Storage

Store at room temperature between 59-77 degrees F (15-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture, kids and pets. Do not use after expiration term.



Disclaimer

We provide only general information about medications which does not cover all directions, possible drug integrations, or precautions. Information at the site cannot be used for self-treatment and self-diagnosis. Any specific instructions for a particular patient should be agreed with your health care adviser or doctor in charge of the case. We disclaim reliability of this information and mistakes it could contain. We are not responsible for any direct, indirect, special or other indirect damage as a result of any use of the information on this site and also for consequences of self-treatment.
Thyroid problems

Thyroid gland a gland of the organism located in the front part of the neck. The whole gland weights 25-30g. It works by producing 4 hormones amongst which the major are T4 Thyroxin and T3 Tri-iodothyronine. Also the gland produces Calcitonin a biologically active substance that regulates the Ca2+ metabolism in the body.

The thyroid gland, pituitary gland and hypothalamus work as one regulatory system. There are different types of thyroid gland dysfunctions for example:

  • Hypothyroidism A dysfunction which manifests in decreased production or inability to produce thyroid hormones. All the metabolism processes in the organism are slowed down. The causes of the disorder might be autoimmune thyroiditis, therapy with radioactive Iodine, hereditary disorders.
  • Hyperthyroid an excess in production of thyroid hormones. The disorder leads to an increase in the organisms metabolism speed. The causes of the disorder might be: benign tumors, when the gland is not controlled by the pituitary gland, autoimmune processes Graves's disease. The symptoms of the hyperfunction may lead to thyrotoxic crisis or thyroid storm a severe condition which affects the main organism functions and in turn may leading to coma and death.
  • Another dysfunction of the thyroid gland is goiter which is caused by iodine insufficiency, followed by an increase in size of the thyroid gland which may lead to hyper- or hypothyroidism.

If you feel that some of the following may be applied to youthen a possibility of the thyroid disorder exists:

  • Fatigue, especially in the morning and less in the evening
  • Changes in weight, especially around the abdomen
  • Depression and melancholy
  • Increased levels of cholesterol
  • Spasms and muscle contractions
  • Constipation
  • Arthritis and joint pain
  • Bad memory and other neurological

All of the above may signal a possible thyroid disorder. It would be safe to consult your doctor and measure the levels of the T4 and T3 hormones in the blood.