Ezetimibe

What is Ezetimibe?

It is a cholesterol (fat substance) lowering agent. It is commonly used with statins for prevention of atherosclerosis, stroke and ischaemic heart disease.

Questions and answers on "Ezetimibe"

can I take ezetimibe 10 mg and Lipitor 40 mg in the same time, I have high cholesterol level and I get two stern in my coronary

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It is possible to take them together

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

You can take them together if you can't reach the desired cholesterol levels with lifestyle changes and Lipitor. But you should know that taking them together increases the possibility of adverse effects. So I would advise...

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I am taking three new medications. one for cholestrol one for kidneys and one for depression.
I am having side effects of anxiousness anxiety and do not know which medication is causing this
1. trintellix
2. Ezetimibe 3. Losartan potassium
when will I receive answer to my question. Looking at email and have not gotten doctor email answer

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Trintellix might cause anxiousness in beginning.

Detailed Answer:
Hello thanks for asking from HCM

You are on Trintellix which is an antidepressant and anti anxiety drug, Ezetimibe which is a lipid lowering drug and Losartan which is an antihypertensive. These drugs are relatively...

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can you tell me how common myositis is, can it be treated effectively and most importantly, are the effects of myositis permanent; that is can skeletal muscle tissue damage be arrested for someone with a history of statin with e intervention of ezetimibe or similar medications? will there be residual muscle tissue damage even after medical treatment and can the damage be mitigated at all with drug intervention?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
usually ,effects are reversible

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for posting the question.
I have gone through your medical history in detail.

First of all,myositis is not that common.Dermatomyositis and viral myositis are the commonest forms that are seen.

If diagnosed at an early...

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Hello i am currently taking EZETIMIBE 10 mg/ LISINOPRIL 10 mg/ amLODIPine BESYLATE 5mg/ and baby aspirin. Can any of this affect BAC?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
What do you mean by BAC?

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks so much for this query.

BAC has many different meanings in medicine. Some are nice and others not. I kindly request that you precise yours so that we can address just that and not raise any unnecessary worries....

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My wife was prescribed EZETIMIBE (ZETIA) for high cholesterol..(281) She has been diagnosed with dementia-Lewy body type and early symptoms of Alzheimer. Is this drug safe to use?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes, it is safe.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

Yes, this drug is safe to use ion case of Alzheimer. It really does not affect central nervous system at all.

Hope this helps....

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Dear Doctor ,
I am male 50 years old .Last about 8 years I have been hypertensive and have been taking following medicine
1.     Lotensyl 10 mg
2.     Nebicard 2.5 mg
3.     Metilda Forte ( Vit B12 + etc )
With this my BP has been under control .
About a year before I was diagnosed for diabetes ( border line ) –HBA1C was 6.4 I tried to control in with life style changes but I was not successful and last month when I all test done checked it had gone to 7.8 ( my fasting was 160 and PP 210 ) and last several months I also had disturbed sleep and I became used of Alperx 0.25 mg +5 mg Nitrest . I consulted to one MD doctor and he advised me as follows

1.     To discontinue Lotensyl 10 mg and start Teleact CT 40/12.5 mg of Ranbaxy
2.     Continue Nebicard 2.5 mg
3.     Citapin XR 1000 mg
4.     Crestor 10 mg 1 tab at night
5.     Nexito plus I tab before bed
6.     Nitrest 5 mg SOS ( But I have been taking it regularly as I do not get sleep with out this )
7.     To stop Metilda Forte ( Its Vit B12 etc )
8.     Bone Shine one XXXXXXX once in a month ( I had vid d deficiency but now its fine )
Questions :
1.     I have not discontinued lotesyl as combination of lotensyl and nebicard has been working very fine with me for my BP . I remember this combination suited me after lot of hit and trial and all other medicine were giving side effect .Please advise why I am being advised for change of this and switch over to TeleAct CT . Is it not advisable to use lotensyl for diabetics .
2.      I tried Crestor but it makes my stomach upset so I discontinued it .Suggest if there is some other alternate with no or least sife effect . Before this I tried Atorwin but that was also giving red flash on my f ace so I stopped it .
3.     Its more than a month starting Citapin 1000 mg but my fasting is 130 to 140 and PP around 180 .Does this medicine need change or I need to be continue for some more time .
4.     With Nexito plus + Nitrest 5 mg though I am able to sleep but I do not get sound sleep . Does it require some changes .
5.     Why he advised me to discontinue Metilda ? .Though my Vit B12 test showed ok but it was slightly higher than lower limit . I am told for diabetics its better to have this capsule regularly
Look forward to your advise on above to lead healthy life .

Regards

XXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief answer...given below
Detailed answer....
Hello,
Thanks for the query.
I have read your query,seen your reports and understood your concern.
I will reply you in the order you asked.
1... teleact Ct is definitely better than lotensyl because teleact belongs to ARB'S group while lotensyl is a...

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Hi I am a diabetic well maintained with a steady A1C now I have been put on Zetia and I have nausea in the morning and extreme fatique. I wonder can this drug affect my diabetes? Because already I want to stop taking it b/c of the above symptioms alone ---- I do not do well with statins. thank you
YYYY@YYYY

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Ezetimibe does not increase blood sugar;

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for asking!
I have gone carefully with your concern!

Zetia (Ezetimibe) is different from statins. They do not raise the blood sugar, there are studies that show an improvement of glycemia while using...

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Is Ezetimibe for controlling cholesterol? If so, whats the side effects, and do you get body aches or leg pains?

doctor1 MD

hi.welcome to HealthcareMagic forum.ezetimibe is drug to reduce the absorption of cholesterol but not recommended now a days as monotherapy.leg pain and bodyache may be a problem because of its side effect.it also causes diarrhoea,hepatitis,myscle degredation etc.it would be better if you consult...

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I use the drug carisoprodol and it works great . I do not use this drug that often. I have spinal stiniosis which has messed up my life greatly. So what kind problems and side effects can I expect as I have been taking this drug for years, I am 65 years old, changed my RX insurance and they will not pay for it and my other RX plan had paid for a lot of precribed drugs that I have been taking for years, they want me to try other drugs that put me in this position in the first place, like statin drugs. Got a recipe that works and now these drugs are not in their formulary., YYYYYY @mac.com


I just want my original question and I do not mind paying $15.00 to answer it but I can not afford a $15.00 monthly charge and do not want a subscription. would like a receipt please.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Carisoprodol, Statins

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

Carisoprodol is basically a muscle relaxant. It has no severe or serious long term adverse effects. The common side effects include drowsiness, somnolence, dizziness and headache.

Statins,...

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Have been prescribed storvas ez and ceruvin A for plaque streaks in left n right carotid artery.hi cholesterol 188.age 56.no bp.no.diabetes.no overweight.no smoking. 2 Tia episodes...dimming in vision for seconds...twice in 4 months..family hist...mother ihd...stroke..
No other member. No other symptoms.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Suggestive of carotid artery disease.

Detailed Answer:
Dear Sir, Hi & Welcome.
Thanks for posting your query on Health care magic.
I can understand your concern.

After having gone through the history given in your query it seems to me that the symptoms of transient ischemic attacks...

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Recent questions on  Ezetimibe

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I am on both medication and I am willing to only take one of them. Which one would be better to take with less future problem like with my liver or really any long term problems. I am on zetia and Zocor. Which one do you prefer. Is am and will only take one.

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Hi I am a diabetic well maintained with a steady A1C now I have been put on Zetia and I have nausea in the morning and extreme fatique. I wonder can this drug affect my diabetes? Because already I want to stop taking it b/c of the above symptioms...

doctor1 MD

I am taking three new medications. one for cholestrol one for kidneys and one for depression . I am having side effects of anxiousness anxiety and do not know which medication is causing this 1. trintellix 2. Ezetimibe 3. Losartan potassium when...

doctor1 MD

Hello i am currently taking EZETIMIBE 10 mg/ LISINOPRIL 10 mg/ amLODIPine BESYLATE 5mg/ and baby aspirin. Can any of this affect BAC?

doctor1 MD

I have been taking Zetia for 2 and 1/2 months. I am getting indigestion that keeps me awake at night and now I have indigestion all day. I did not have this problem before taking this drug. I take no other perscription drugs, only vitamins. I take 10 mgs at night with over the counter niacin (1000mg). Will I adjust or will this problem just get worse? Do you think it is the Zetia that is causing the problem? I have tried taking tums and they do not help.

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Yeah, my doctor put me on zetia and almost immediately I m having the same pains in my joints, (I tore a muscle in my left arm) and I m having the same slow thought processes that I ve had with statins and I have been having problems since taking the Zetia with diahreia(?). I know that I have severe problems with statins and this is almost like the same side effects.

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am taking statins after heart surgery 4 years ago...i hurt all over ..MANY aches and pains,tired ,agitated,can't sleep...Pain is terrible...Doc seems to think I have osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia...Do you think it is the statins..I take Crestor,Zetia, Niacin

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