- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Zetia* used for?
Generic for Zetia* (Ezetimibe) is prescribed to lower cholesterol in people with high cholesterol levels. This cholesterol-lowering medication is used in combination with a regimen of diet, exercise, and weight loss. By reducing the absorption of cholesterol in the small intestine, Ezetimibe helps prevent strokes and heart attacks. This medication is used either alone or in combination with other medicines. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Zetia*?
The dosage of Generic for Zetia* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. The following dosage information includes the common dose of Generic for Zetia*. If your dose is different, do not follow the dosage described below unless your physician has approved.
The recommended dosage of Generic for Zetia* is 10 milligrams tablet once a day. It may be taken with or without food, preferably at the same time each day.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Zetia*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Zetia* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Zetia*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Zetia*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Zetia*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Zetia*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Zetia*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Zetia*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Zetia* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Zetia* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Zetia* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Zetia* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Zetia* can cause side effects such as cough, dizziness, headache, joint pain, back pain, fatigue, stomach pain, and chest pain. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Zetia*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Zetia*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Zetia* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Zetia*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Zetia*?
How will Generic for Zetia* work in my body?
How should Generic for Zetia* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Zetia* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Zetia* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.