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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Ezetimibe (Definition)

Ezetimibe is the generic name for zetia, (ezetimibe) 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


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Is Zetia better than lipitor (atorvastatin)?

zetia (ezetimibe): Lipitor (atorvastatin) data is stronger than Zetia data for lowering lipids and decreasing atherosclerotic complications. ...Read more

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Benefits/risks of Zetia vs crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Benefits/risks of Zetia vs crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Crestor (rosuvastatin) is better: Crestor (rosuvastatin) is a statin. Statins are the only cholesterol drugs that have been clearly shown to reduce mortality - that is, to save lives. While Zetia does lower cholesterol, there is to date no convincing evidence that it saves lives. ...Read more

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I'm taking Zetia plus crestor (rosuvastatin). Is it ok?

I'm taking Zetia plus crestor (rosuvastatin). Is it ok?

OK: This combination is safe as long as you monitor your blood work including liver and muscle enzyme tests. In my experience Crestor (rosuvastatin) 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 more

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Is Zetia (ezetimibe) as effective as statins in removing ldl?

Not by itself.: By itself, Zetia (ezetimibe) will not lower your cholesterol nearly as much as a statin. Zetia (ezetimibe) serves as a potentiator for statins. ...Read more

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Can i take 25 mg of Zetia (ezetimibe) at bedtime with my 50 mcg of levothyroxine?

Why 25 mg?: Maximun dose of Zetia (ezetimibe) is (usually) 10 mg and although it improves cholesterol profile , it has not been proven to diminished amount of heart attacks or strokes. Please discuss with doctor. ...Read more

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Benefit of Zetia (ezetimibe) at 96?

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 weeks or days to your life. Esoteric to my way of thinking. I would have a very frank discussion with my doctor and decide to stop or continue. I would have to have a very compelling reason to continue this expensive med and want to know why I have to take. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: zetia (ezetimibe)?

Please describe the medication: zetia (ezetimibe)?

Cholesterol blocker: Zetia (ezetimibe) is the brand name for ezitimibe, a medication that works by selectively inhibiting the intestinal absorption of cholesterol and related phytosterols. Zetia (ezetimibe) acts by blocking the niemann-pick c1-like 1 (npc1l1) receptor that is responsible for cholesterol and phytosterol absorption via the intestine. In response, LDL receptors are increased causing reduction in ldl-c and LDL particle number. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
47 doctors shared insights

Zetia (Definition)

Zetia is a cholesterol/lipid lowering agent which is a ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Noga
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Nausea (Definition)

Nausea is the sensation of having ...Read more