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User Reviews for Ezetimibe

Also known as: Zetia

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High Cholesterol, Fa...ial Heterozygous 4 reviews 15 medications
   
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High Cholesterol 25 reviews 43 medications
   
5.7
Summary of Ezetimibe reviews 29 reviews 6.9

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Zetia (ezetimibe) for High Cholesterol: "After having difficulties with Simvastatin (sudden flailing of limbs), Lovaza (hyperhydrosis), Tricor (worse hyperhydrosis, fatigue, acid reflux), and high dose Niacin (same but worse), I was put on Zetia. hyperhydrosis to the point of hyponatremia (constant sweating even in 30F weather & low sodium), inability to walk & breathe for more than a few steps at a time, reduced cardiac & respiratory function, clammy skin, constant feeling of being on fire (normal body temp but FELT like I was burning alive), fatigue, and...severe craving for milk. I was drinking 2 to 2 1/2 GALLONS of milk PER DAY. I was always dehydrated. I gained 50 lbs on skim milk. Did lower my triglycerides but almost killed me. Improved swiftly after stopping Zetia."

   
2.0

Flickchick (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 9, 2015

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Zetia (ezetimibe) for High Cholesterol: "I took 1 zetia and my throat swelled up. I wound up in ER, getting IV steroids and benedryl. I will never take it again. I cannot take statins due to terrible muscle pain."

Nothappy2 October 22, 2015

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Zetia (ezetimibe) for High Cholesterol: "I am shocked at the out of pocket price of Zetia of out of $95,00 a month. Since this seems to be on only non statin replacement of the use with cholesterol you are definitely price gouging"

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) October 5, 2015

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Zetia (ezetimibe) for High Cholesterol: "I experienced severe abdominal cramps and pain as well as diarrhea. I also experienced weakness and fatigue. I could not tolerate the drug, so I do not know if it had any effect on my cholesterol."

   
1.0

ahilley September 8, 2015

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Zetia (ezetimibe) for High Cholesterol: "The second day of taking Zetia I had night leg cramps (Charlie's Horse). The third night, same thing, leg cramps at night. The fourth night foot and leg cramps at night. Stopped taking them after fourth night."

   
1.0

hope44 (taken for less than 1 month) February 6, 2015

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Zetia (ezetimibe) for High Cholesterol: "Cholesterol numbers are in the normal range for the first time EVER. I take it with Livalo (the cost for both medications is horrible and are Tier 4 meds on insurance formulary list). Only side effect is perspiration comes in waves (not all the time) and has the odor of garbage. Bathing is the only solution for this problem. Deodorants only work for a short period after a "sweat" episode."

   
10

I AM PU October 30, 2014

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Zetia (ezetimibe) for High Cholesterol: "Combining the Zetia with low dose Atorvastatin has produced good results with my cholesterol numbers. My Cardiologist added it to my regimen about 4 years ago and it has not added any side effects other than in the wallet. "

   
9.0

BANGIE (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 6, 2014

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Zetia (ezetimibe) for High Cholesterol: "I have been taking this for 10 years and although my cholesterol numbers are good, I'm constantly fatigued. I take a handful of other medications as the result of a heart attack that left no permanent damage to my heart. Sometimes I wonder if the side effects of a lot of these medications is worth the benefit. Plus, Zetia is expensive."

   
8.0

Jack Bauer (taken for 10 years or more) August 11, 2014

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Zetia (ezetimibe) for High Cholesterol: "Dizziness, tiredness, runny nose, sore throat, cough, diarrhea, generally feel bad."

   
2.0

Nunu1950 March 5, 2014

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Zetia (ezetimibe) for High Cholesterol, Familial Heterozygous: "I've had elevated cholesterol and triglycerides for 20 years now and have taken many medications to lower them. Three months ago my cholesterol was 710 and my triglycerides were 3000. I've been on Crestor and Tricor for quite a few years and 3 mos. ago my Dr. added Zetia. My cholesterol is now down to 87 and my triglycerides are down to 125. Zetia is truly a miracle for me as I no longer feel like I'm a ticking time bomb now."

   
10

Nurse Kish (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 3, 2014

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Zetia (ezetimibe) for High Cholesterol: "I have been using Zetia for two years. I am also having extreme muscle pain with profuse sweating when I get too hot."

   
7.0

fgr500 June 25, 2013

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Zetia (ezetimibe) for High Cholesterol, Familial Heterozygous: "Taken for two weeks and have back pain. Stopped taking medicine."

   
1.0

Ken2912 June 15, 2013

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Zetia (ezetimibe) for High Cholesterol, Familial Heterozygous: "The ONLY medicine that has resulted in my numbers being normal after many years on Lipitor-Niacin regimen. Added Zetia to the mix every night. Effects - light-headed and loose stools in mornings every day. Small price to pay for good health, but, yes, BIG price for the medicine."

   
9.0

MaineJo May 24, 2013

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Zetia (ezetimibe) for High Cholesterol: "I have had really good results with this medicine and no adverse side effects. I had not had to take it for about 5 years, but was recently asked by my M.D. to go back on it. I am going to have to decline due to the huge difference in the cost of it now! For a 90 day supply, it is now $285.00 even with my prescription insurance. I am on a fixed income & absolutely cannot afford this! "

   
9.0

Grammy (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 2, 2013

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Zetia (ezetimibe) for High Cholesterol: "After statring Zetia, I began to have weird dreams which lasted throughout the night. I began taking it in the morning with my breakfast, and had stomach discomfort."

Carl A. April 20, 2013

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Zetia (ezetimibe) for High Cholesterol: "Stopped taking Zetia at night as I had horrific nightmares. Will try it in the morning, see if I have any side effects. Can't take statins because off muscle pain."

   
3.0

Heidi111 March 21, 2013

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Zetia (ezetimibe) for High Cholesterol: "I took Zocor for 10 years before developing muscle pain. Since then its been trail and error with several different stains. In each case I developed muscle pain in essentially the area of my body, right buttocks and hip. Most recently I was put on Zetia without any statin. After two months the pain returned to the same area only much more severe than previous and more persistent."

JerryCs1 March 17, 2013

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Zetia (ezetimibe) for High Cholesterol, Familial Heterozygous: "I didn't get on with statins -muscle aches. I have been taking this for several years with absolutely no side effects, and my cholesterol level keeps my doctor happy. "

   
10

Anonymous November 21, 2011

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Zetia (ezetimibe) for High Cholesterol: "I take 20mg of Crestor in addition to Zetia and have for 5 years or more with no side effects. I asked my doctor to take me off Zetia for 6 months to see what my numbers would look like without it. For me, it knocks about 40 points off the total score, so I'm back on Zetia again."

   
10

KPdePK September 20, 2011

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Zetia (ezetimibe) for High Cholesterol: "Tried several statins but both resulted in terrible muscle pain despite working to reduce both LDL and HDL levels. After switching to Zetia, no more muscle pains while lowering my LDL and maintaining my HDL levels."

   
9.0

Anonymous January 2, 2011

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Zetia (ezetimibe) for High Cholesterol: "So far no muscle pain with this medication. Very expensive over $100 for 1 month supply, and no generic."

   
6.0

Anonymous July 14, 2010

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Zetia (ezetimibe) for High Cholesterol: "Put my heart into A-fibrillation. It was discontinued and no sign of A-fibrillation in heart when checked. "

   
1.0

sg372 May 24, 2010

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Zetia (ezetimibe) for High Cholesterol: "I have used this at 1/2 the prescribed dosage for over a year. My cholesterol levels have improved dramatically even at the lower dosage. I do not believe my cholesterol is a problem but have succumbed to my doctor. I would not take statins although my insurance company says I should. I am pleased with the results."

   
9.0

HankSYL October 29, 2009

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For High Cholesterol: "Both times I have been put on Zetia I have suffered with tremendous body aching, especially in my arms and legs, to the point of not being able to sleep."

   
3.0

earniegunda October 22, 2009

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Zetia (ezetimibe) for High Cholesterol: "I have not had any bad experiences with this medicine since I started taking it. I am very pleased it is working so well for me."

   
9.0

Anonymous September 2, 2009

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