Disease Information for Ezetimibe (Zetia) Administration/Toxicity

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Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Drug induced Hepatic toxicity
Toxic hepatitis
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Drugs
DRUG/Anti-cholesterol medications (examples)
DRUG/Enzyme block cholesterol absorption
Process
PROCESS/Medication/Drug (CONFIRM dose/before treatment)
Synonyms
Synonym
Ezetimibe (Zetia) administration, Brand name/Vytorin (ezetimibe/simvastatin) combin., Brand name/Zetia (Ezetimibe)
Treatment
Drug Dosage
DRUG/.$$$$$ Most Expensive
DRUG/2002 new drug (RX)
DRUG/Dose 10 mgm (Unit/Pill/Capsule size)
DRUG/Dose once daily (RX)
DRUG/Oral medication (ex)
Definition

Anti-Lipid drug; new class of cholesterol-lowering agents; at brush border of gut lining cell inhibits cholesterol absorption; caution in liver disease; oral preparation; often used with statin drugs; lowers LDL and LDL-C, and Apo B; co-administration with fibrates not tested; no effect on triglyceride levels

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