How ZETIA Works Than a Statin

How ZETIA Works

You and your doctor may be discussing lowering your cholesterol. See how ZETIA works differently than a statin by watching the video above.

ZETIA, along with a healthy diet, can help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol when diet and exercise alone are not enough. Unlike some statins, ZETIA has not been shown to prevent heart disease or heart attacks.

  • About ZETIA

    About ZETIA

    See how ZETIA works with a statin to help lower high cholesterol even more.

  • FAQs about ZETIA

    FAQs About ZETIA

    Read some frequently asked questions about ZETIA.

Important Risk Information
About ZETIA (ezetimibe)

ZETIA is a prescription medicine and should not be taken by people who are allergic to any of its ingredients. ZETIA can be taken alone or with a statin. Statins should not be taken by women who are nursing or pregnant or who may become pregnant, or by anyone with liver problems. If you have ever had liver problems or are pregnant or nursing, your doctor will decide if ZETIA alone is right for you. Your doctor may do blood tests to check your liver before you start taking ZETIA with a statin and during treatment.

Unexplained muscle pain or weakness could be a sign of a rare but serious side effect and should be reported to your doctor right away. In clinical studies, patients reported few side effects while taking ZETIA. These included diarrhea, joint pains, and tiredness.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or
call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Please read the Patient Information for ZETIA and discuss it with your doctor. The physician Prescribing Information also is available.