Cholesterol Drug Zetia
High cholesterol and a rare genetic condition called sitosterolemia are just a few of the conditions that can be treated with Zetia® (ezetimibe). Available in the form of a tablet, the medication is taken once a day, with or without food. This medicine works by blocking the absorption of cholesterol from foods that you eat.
Prior to taking Zetia, you should review the drug's safety information with your healthcare provider. This will help ensure a safe, effective treatment process. For example, you should know that common side effects include diarrhea, joint pain, and sinus infections. In addition, you should follow your healthcare provider's dosing guidelines as directed.
(Click Zetia to learn more about this drug, including information on what to do if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, what to do in cases of overdose, and if a generic version is available.)