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Safe Zetia Ezetimibe Pregnant
No: According to lactmed, a free, accurate database about medications and breastfeeding, zetia is not recommended during breastfeeding because of concerns about disrupting the baby's lipid metabolism. An alternate drug is preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ezetimibe is the generic name for zetia, a medication that decreases absorption of cholesterol from the GI tract. This medication works by blocking the niemann-pick c1-like 1 (npc1l1) protein which allows sterols, including cholesterol, to be absorbed into the intestine. Blocking this protein results in increased production of LDL receptors that then clear LDL ...Read more
Ok : Can't find any contraindications for doing so. ...Read more
OK: This combination is safe as long as you monitor your blood work including liver and muscle enzyme tests. In my experience Crestor is usually very effective so that it usually isn't necessary to add zetia if you take a large enough dose. Your md will guide you however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weaker yes statin no: Zetia is weaker than most statin medications when it comes to cholesterol reduction. However it is not a statin and, in fact, has an entirely different mechanism of action working to prevent dietary cholesterol absorption rather than decrease hepatic cholesterol production (the statins mechanism). Zetia can be used alone or in combination with a statin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have high cholesterol and i take zetia. I want to take flaxseed oil (omega 3-6-9) at the same time. Does it help ?
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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