If you diet and take a statin, ZETIA can help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol even more.
Statins, a good option,
work mainly with
ZETIA works in
the digestive tract,
as do some other
food is absorbed
when it enters the
ZETIA is unique
in the way it helps
block the absorption
of cholesterol that
comes from food.
Unlike some statins,
ZETIA has not been
shown to prevent
or heart attacks.
A healthy diet and exercise are important, but
sometimes they’re not enough to get your cholesterol
where it needs to be. If you’re also taking a statin,
ZETIA can help lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol
even further. In a clinical study, people who added
ZETIA to their statin medication reduced their
bad cholesterol on average by an additional 25%
compared with 4% in people who added a placebo
(a pill with no medication). Individual results vary.
Important Risk Information About ZETIA: ZE TIA
is a prescription medicine and should not be taken by
people who are allergic to any of its ingredients.
ZETIA can be taken alone or with a statin. Statins
should not be taken by women who are nursing
or pregnant or who may become pregnant, or by
anyone with liver problems. If you have ever had liver
problems or are pregnant or nursing, your doctor
will decide if ZETIA alone is right for you. Your doctor
may do blood tests to check your liver before you start
taking ZETIA with a statin and during treatment.
Unexplained muscle pain or weakness could be a sign
of a rare but serious side effect and should be reported
to your doctor right away. In clinical studies, patients
reported few side effects while taking ZETIA. These
included diarrhea, joint pains, and tiredness.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects
of prescription drugs to the FDA.
Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Please read the more detailed information
about ZETIA on the adjacent page.
For more information, call
1-800-98-ZETIA or visit zetia.com.
To learn about
a free 30-day trial
supply* offer for ZETIA,
*Not all patients are eligible.
No purchase necessary.
See Terms and Conditions.
Ask your doctor if
is right for you.
A different way to help fight cholesterol
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