Nausea, Neck pain, Pain in extremity, Bleeding time prolongation, Protein in urine, Rash, Liver enzyme increased, Abdominal bloating, Abdominal pain, Joint pain, Back pain, Chest pain, Decrease in body weight, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Fatigue, Weakness, Headache, Heartburn, Increased uric acid level in blood, Increased creatine kinase level in blood, Indigestion, Itching, Limb swelling, Muscle pain, Sleep disorder, Tenderness, Tingling sensation, Urticaria, Vomiting, Muscle cramp
Frequently Ask Questions:
Q. Is ezetimibe a bile acid sequestrent /statin?
Ezetimibe belongs to a class of medication called as cholesterol absorption inhibitors. It is not a bile acid sequestrent or statin
Q. Is ezetimibe a generic drug / same as Ezetrol/Zetia?
Yes, ezetimibe is a generic name and Ezetrol/Zetia is the brand name of ezetimibe
Q. Is ezetimibe safe?
Ezetimibe is safe, if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. How does ezetimibe reduce cholesterol in the body?
Ezetimibe prevents the absorption of cholesterol from the intestine into the blood
Q. Does ezetimibe cause weight gain, muscle pain, cancer, lowers triglyceride, increase HDL?
Ezetimibe lowers triglyceride, increases the level of HDL in blood and has been found to reduce weight and cause muscle pain; however, cancer has not been reported.