Zetia is representative of a class of lipid-lowering drugs. Made on the basis of the active substance is ezetimibe. It prevents the absorption of cholesterol, reduces the flow from the intestine to the liver and increases excretion of cholesterol.
Indications for use.
Zetia is designed to lower high levels of cholesterol in blood plasma.
It is prescribed in the following diseases:
- primary hypercholesterolemia
- the homozygous sitosterolemia;
- homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia.
Good effect can be achieved by concomitant use of statins and a strict diet.
Not recommended for use ezetimibe in the following cases:
- in acute liver diseases;
- severe liver failure;
- during pregnancy and lactation;
- at the age of 18.
Patients tolerate Zetia, although side effects, but they are poorly expressed. The most frequent are:
- skin rash.
It is recommended to exercise caution, if it is necessary to simultaneously take cyclosporine.
Reviews about Zetia.
Reviews about Zetia there is very little, since it is a new drug. From small reviews to understand that the drug has a good effect:
-This drug I was prescribed in conjunction with hard diet. Very afraid that there will be side effects, as on previous medication were very serious. Zetia was scheduled for replacement. It turned out that this drug works well for you, the cholesterol began to decline rapidly, but not without pobochki. Diarrhea, rash, headache, although some people take it, and they have no side effects.
Some patients believe that medication is too high a price.
Doctors say that drug prevents the formation of cholesterol gallstones and restores contractile function of the gallbladder. This modern medicine has become soon popular drugs on the basis of ezetimibe are widely distributed in the United States.