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Ezetimibe (Zetia) - Overview
Ezetimibe, marketed under the brand Zetia, is a medication used in the management of high cholesterol. People in need of an ezetimibe prescription or refill can use Push Health to connect with a medical provider who can prescribe Zetia when appropriate to do so.
Ezetimibe - Mechanism of Action
Ezetimibe (Zetia) is indicated for certain groups of patients as adjunctive therapy to diet or in combination with HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors like atorvastatin and simvastatin or medications like fenofibrate to help reduce total-C, LDL-C and Apo B levels. Ezetimibe targets a special sterol transporter in the body that is important in the absorption of cholesterol from the intestines. Ezetimibe blocks cholesterol absorption, reducing body stores and increasing the clearance of cholesterol levels from the blood. Ezetimibe is also used in combination with the drug simvastatin as the medication Vytorin.
Ezetimibe - Cost and Dosage
Ezetimibe costs 30 cents per ezetimibe 10mg tablet at a number of pharmacies. Some insurance plans will also cover the costs associated with a Zetia prescription and ezetimibe coupons may also be available online. Ezetimibe typically reaches peak concentrations in the plasma within 12 hours and is highly bound to proteins. Once in the body, ezetimibe is metabolized by the liver and small intestine and has a half life of roughly 22 hours. The majority of ezetimibe ingested is excreted in the feces although some can be found in the urine. Before using Zetia, a standard-cholesterol diet is recommended. Many patients are started on ezetimibe 10mg once daily with or without food. Zetia tablets should be stored at 25° C.
Can I Buy Ezetimibe Online?
Ezetimibe is a medication that requires a prescription from a medical provider before it can be dispensed by a pharmacy. One cannot just buy ezetimibe online without first getting evaluated by a provider. Push Health can help people who need a ezetimibe prescription connect with a medical provider who can prescribe Zetia when appropriate to do so.
Ezetimibe - Side Effects
Ezetimibe (Zetia), like other medications, can cause side effects when used. More commonly reported side effects after ezetimibe use include fatigue, body aches, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and pharyngitis symptoms. Ezetimibe should not be used by people with liver disease. People who have had a hypersensitivity or allergic reaction to Zetia, ezetimibe or any of the tablet ingredients should not use the medication. Zetia (ezetimibe) and alcohol should not be used together. Prior to using ezetimibe, it is important that patients discuss possible side effects with a medical provider and pharmacist.
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Last updated October 26, 2019. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.