EZETIMIBE: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For High Cholesterol: “I was taking the name brand Zetia for many years after trying 5 different statins that caused leg cramps that had me jumping out of bed at night and no way to stop the horrendous pain. No, pickle juice and hot showers didn’t work. Things were going well with the Zetia until my insurance company refused to cover the drug this year and said I had to take the generic ezetimibe. What a disaster! It was like doing a colonoscopy prep every day. I couldn’t leave the house because I was constantly running to the bathroom with severe diarrhea that lasted about 8-10 hours until the drug wore off. It made it impossible to even go to work. I couldn’t eat anything without it running right through me (that’s how it controlled the cholesterol–nothing stayed with you). Frankly, I’d rather take NOTHING than go through that again.”

Flygirl (taken for less than 1 month) February 23, 2018

For High Cholesterol: “Was on Zetia 10mg daily for four years. Underwent numerous scans, testing, Ultrasounds & vascular studies to determine why I was having severe leg cramping every single day ( worse at night ) I discontinued Zetia by myself and legs had 100% return to normal. Unable to take statins due to joint pains but was assured this med was not the same.”

Sitinin (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 22, 2018

Zetia (ezetimibe) for High Cholesterol: “Just started treatment”

Brandy Lane (taken for less than 1 month) December 24, 2017

Zetia (ezetimibe) for High Cholesterol: “Took Zetia at 10:30 at nite with my pravastatin 30mg. By 2:00 AM I woke with Horrible leg and Arm muscle pain. Never had issues on the low dose pravastatin but now 2 days later my legs still burn. I can not stand it and HOPE it goes away. Never again I had the same problems with lipitor only this is not going away yet. Not worth it.”

Will not let me post (taken for less than 1 month) November 12, 2017

For High Cholesterol: “Reduced LDL by about 25%, good. But made me feel terrible, disrupted my already tenuous sleep. I tried it 3 times, same result each time. Too bad, as it works to reduce LDL. Need to try something else.”

RJPKelly (taken for less than 1 month) October 24, 2017

For High Cholesterol: “Multiple statins over years caused severe muscle aches in lower body, fatigue, stomach pain and scary loss of memory and focus. Took months but dramatic improvement after stoppage. Have talked to many people with identical experiences. Been on ezitimibe two months. Experiencing pain and swelling in left hand, wrist and forearm, body fatigue, sudden short bouts of liquid diarrhea, waking up during night sleep absolutely drenched and awash in perspiration, loss of muscular strength and increasing loss of mental focus. Talked today to a friend having comparable symptoms. Stopping this drug immediately.”

GaryBB August 24, 2017

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