Ezetimibe and Alcohol Interaction

Ezetimibe and Alcohol

Ezetibimibe sold under the brand name of Zetia belongs to a family of drugs which reduce the amount of cholesterol which the body absorbs. It is used to treat high cholesterol and is sometimes used with other cholesterol lowering drugs.

It is suggested that you discuss the consumption of alcohol with your physician while using this drug.

This medication is one part of a treatment that includes diet, exercise and weight control.

Do not use this drug if you are allergic to this or any other drug or if you have liver disease.

Before using Ezetimibe it is advised that you discuss with your physician if you have kidney disease, a thyroid disorder, steroid medicine, hormones including birth control pills or are pregnant.

Side Effects

Less serious side effects are numbness, tingling, mild stomach pain, diarrhea, tired feeling, headache, dizziness, depressed mood, runny stuffy nose, cold symptoms, joint pain, back pain or cough. If these occur call your physician for advice.

Serious side effects are unusual muscle weakness, tenderness, pain, nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay colored stools, jaundice, chest pain, pancreatitis, fever, sore throat, headache with severe blistering, peeling and red skin rash. If these occur get emergency medical help.

This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.

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