Is ezetimibe and Zetia the same?
Zetia is a brand-name drug that contains the active drug ezetimibe. This active drug is also available as a generic medication.
Is Zetia safer than a statin?
Ezetimibe is a safe and efficacious non-statin LDL-C-lowering agent particularly in high-risk patients, such as those post-ACS.
How is Zetia different from statins?
Official Answer. No, Zetia is not a statin drug. Zetia reduces blood cholesterol in a different way to statin medications. Zetia lowers cholesterol levels by decreasing the amount of cholesterol that is absorbed from the small intestine, so that there is less intestinal cholesterol delivered to the liver.
Is Zetia and atorvastatin the same?
Zetia: What’s the difference? Lipitor (atorvastatin) and Zetia (ezetimibe) are used to lower cholesterol levels in the blood. Lipitor and Zetia belong to different drug classes. Lipitor is an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor (a “statin” drug) and Zetia is a cholesterol-lowering drug.
What are the most common side effects of Zetia?
Side effects of Zetia include:
- back pain,
- stomach or abdominal pain,
- numbness or tingly feeling,
- tired feeling,
- depressed mood,
Does Zetia have a generic?
A generic version of Zetia has been approved by the FDA. However, this does not mean that the product will necessarily be commercially available-possibly because of drug patents and/or drug exclusivity.
Does Zetia contain any statin drug in it?
Zetia does not contain Statin in it . Statins are the cholesterol lowering drugs which work by decreasing the formation of cholesterol in the lower. Whereas Zetia (Ezetimibe) also reduces the amount of cholesterol but by a different mechanism. It prevents the absorption of cholesterol and phytosterol from the intestine (dietary fat we consume).
Which drugs are similar to Zetia?
Lipitor (atorvastatin) and Zetia (ezetimibe) are used to lower cholesterol levels in the blood. Lipitor and Zetia belong to different drug classes. Lipitor is an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor (a “statin” drug) and Zetia is a cholesterol-lowering drug. Side effects of Lipitor and Zetia that are similar include diarrhea and joint pain.
How effective is Zetia?
Zetia is extremely effective in lowering LDL, or “bad” cholesterol levels. It’s pretty easy to take, requiring only one daily pill. Zetia also typically doesn’t cause a lot of side effects in most people. But studies haven’t shown that taking Zetia prevents deaths from heart disease and other cardiovascular events.