Zetica

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Zetica Information

Zetica is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of High Cholesterol. Secondary and off-label uses of Zetica have also been mentioned below.

The correct dosage of Zetica depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

Zetica also has some side effects, the most common being Joint aches, Limb Pain, Respiratory tract infection. Some other side effects of Zetica have been listed ahead. Usually, these side effects of Zetica go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

It is also important to note that Zetica has a Unknown effect for pregnant women and Moderate effect on lactating mothers. In addition, Zetica's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Zetica related warnings section.

The section on Zetica contraindications lists all such conditions.

Additionally, Zetica may also adversely react with other medicines. See below for a complete list.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Zetica is safe while driving, and is is addictive in nature.



Zetica Benefits & Uses

Zetica is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Zetica Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: High Cholesterol
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: High Cholesterol
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: High Cholesterol
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: High Cholesterol
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Above 10 years old can take


Zetica Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Zetica is used -

Severe

Moderate

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Increased Liver Enzymes

Mild

  • Sinus inflammation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Infection
  • Back Pain
  • Pharyngitis
  • Fatigue
  • Cough
  • Influenza like symptoms
  • पेट दर्द

Common

  • Joint aches
  • Limb Pain
  • Respiratory tract infection

Zetica Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Zetica safe for pregnant women?


    No research has not been done till date on the safety of Zetica for pregnant women. So its effects on pregnant women are unknown.

    Unknown
  • Is the use of Zetica safe during breastfeeding?


    Breastfeeding women may feel side effects of Zetica. If you see any side effects, stop taking Zetica immediately and talk to your doctor. Take Zetica again, only after your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Zetica on the Kidneys?


    Zetica may cause harmful effects on kidney. if you feel its having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Zetica on the Liver?


    There may be an adverse effect on the liver after taking Zetica. If you observe any side effects on your body then stop taking this drug. Take this medicine again only if your doctor advises you to do so.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Zetica on the Heart?


    Very few cases of side effects of Zetica on the heart have been reported.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Zetica with Other Drugs

Zetica should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Moderate

Mild



Zetica Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Zetica unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Zetica

  • Is this Zetica habit forming or addictive?


    Zetica is not addictive in nature.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Zetica will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but take Zetica only as per medical advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Zetica cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Zetica Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Zetica


    When consumed with certain foods, Zetica may take longer to have an effect. Contact your doctor about this.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Zetica


    Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Zetica.

    Unknown


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Zetia® (ezetimibe)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 641

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 545-546



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