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what are the dangers of zetia

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Debatable!: Personal opinion only! if i were 96, i would not be taking zetia (ezetimibe). Are we talking about adding years to your life, months to your life or ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Zetia (ezetimibe): Zetia is the drug ezetimibe. It is used to lower cholesterol.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Didier
49 years experience in General Practice
For high cholesterol: This medication was introduced to treat patients to reduce high cholsterol and avoid fatty plaques in the vascular system. It is highly controversail ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience in Cardiology
Same: They are the same. It is not availalable as a generic presently.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience in Cardiology
No: Zetia (ezetimibe) is not a statin. Although it lowers the cholesterol, there is no proof that it prevents bad outcomes.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Seagraves
16 years experience in Pharmacology
Depends: It depends. If the problem lies in your absorption of cholesterol then Zetia (ezetimibe) may work for you.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Yes: Yes. It lowers bad cholesterol about 18%.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Yes, you can use the two together. You should know that neither drug has outcome data that support their use.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience in Cardiology
Variable: Generally it is well tolerated but common side effects include:muscle aches , abdominal discomfort/diarrhea, fatigue.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience in Cardiology
Zetia (ezetimibe): Zetia (ezetimibe) prevents GI absorption of cholesterol. Most of it side effects are GI --indigestion and changes in bowel habits. As with other cho ... Read More
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