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Zetia is commonly used for the treatment of several conditions, including high cholesterol and a rare genetic condition called sitosterolemia. Part of a class of drugs called cholesterol absorption inhibitors, it works by blocking the absorption of cholesterol from foods that you eat. The medication comes as a tablet taken once a day, with or without food. Common side effects include diarrhea, joint pain, and sinus infections.
- High cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia), used either alone or in combination with other cholesterol medications
- A rare genetic condition called sitosterolemia.