Brand Name: Zetia
Pregnancy Category C
Drug classes of Zetia
Therapeutic actions of Zetia
Reduces blood cholesterol by inhibiting the absorption of cholesterol by the small intestine.
Indications of Zetia
- Primary Hypercholesterolemia
- Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia (HoFH)
- Homozygous Sitosterolemia
Contraindications/cautions of Zetia
Hypersensitivity to any component of this medication. The combination of ZETIA with an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor is contraindicated in patients with active liver disease or unexplained persistent elevations in serum transaminases. All HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors are contraindicated in pregnant and nursing women. Myopathy and rhabdomyolysis.
Adverse effects of Zetia
- General: fatigue, viral infections, pharyngitis, sinusitis
- GIT: abdominal pain, diarrhea
- Musculo-skeletal: arthralgia, back pain
- Respiratory: cough
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