Ezetimibe (Zetia) is a drug used to lower cholesterol levels. It works by lowering the amount of cholesterol absorbed from the small intestine and delivered to the liver. It primarily lowers levels of low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, lowering the risk of heart attacks. Low levels of LDL cholesterol mean arteries are less likely to develop plaque, a substance that causes blockages. When the coronary arteries become blocked, oxygenated blood cannot reach heart muscle in adequate amounts, and the heart is starved for oxygen. Keeping the coronary and other arteries clear allows the heart to receive enough oxygen to perform its work.
Dose of Ezetimibe
Ezetimibe is available in tablet form. The usual dose is 10mg per day.
Common side effects:
- Stuffy nose
- Viral infections of nose, throat, airways
- Joint pain
Cost of Ezetimibe
The price of ezetimibe (Zetia) ranges widely, from $7.00 to $77.00 for a bottle of 30 tablets, strength 10mg, with coupon. To find the cheapest expensive pharmacy near you that carries Ezetimibe and to download a coupon, click here.
How to obtain a prescription
Ezetimibe is a prescription medication which must be prescribed by a physician or other licensed prescriber. Did you know? QuickMD can order cholesterol labs for you, treat your high cholesterol remotely via telemedicine and prescribe ezetimibe online.