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Zetia Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is ezetimibe (Zetia)?
- What are the possible side effects of ezetimibe (Zetia)?
- What is the most important information I should know about ezetimibe (Zetia)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking ezetimibe (Zetia)?
- How should I take ezetimibe (Zetia)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Zetia)?
- What happens if I overdose (Zetia)?
- What should I avoid while taking ezetimibe (Zetia)?
- What other drugs will affect ezetimibe (Zetia)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Zetia)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Zetia)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
An overdose of ezetimibe is not expected to produce life-threatening symptoms.
What should I avoid while taking ezetimibe (Zetia)?
Avoid eating foods that are high in fat or cholesterol. Ezetimibe will not be as effective in lowering your cholesterol if you do not follow a cholesterol-lowering diet plan.
What other drugs will affect ezetimibe (Zetia)?
Before taking ezetimibe, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- cholestyramine (Prevalite, Questran);
- colestipol (Colestid);
- colesevelam (Welchol);
- gemfibrozil (Lopid);
- cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune, Gengraf); or
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with ezetimibe. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about ezetimibe.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Zetia Information
- Zetia Drug Interactions Center: ezetimibe oral
- Zetia Side Effects Center
- Zetia Overview including Precautions
- Zetia FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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