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Review: Zetia and Norvasc





Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Zetia and Norvasc together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Zetia and Norvasc. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,884 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Zetia has active ingredients of ezetimibe. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Zetia 24,975 users)

Norvasc has active ingredients of amlodipine besylate. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Norvasc 80,472 users)

On Dec, 1, 2014: 1,884 people who take Zetia, Norvasc are studied

Zetia, Norvasc outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Zetia (ezetimibe)
- Norvasc (amlodipine besylate)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Zetia is effectiven/a25.00%
(2 of 8 people)
0.00%
(0 of 5 people)
16.67%
(1 of 6 people)
27.78%
(5 of 18 people)
58.33%
(7 of 12 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
n/a
Norvasc is effectiven/a14.29%
(1 of 7 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
66.67%
(4 of 6 people)
62.50%
(10 of 16 people)
60.00%
(9 of 15 people)
50.00%
(3 of 6 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
MyalgiaBlood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedMyocardial InfarctionDepressionMyalgiaNauseaAbdominal DistensionNausea
NauseaPruritusBlood Potassium AbnormalAnxietyAstheniaHelicobacter GastritisMelaenaDyspnoea
Pain In ExtremityMyalgiaPalpitationsAstheniaOesophageal UlcerMyocardial InfarctionRenal CancerPain
Rash PruriticArthralgiaAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedFatigueJoint SwellingHaematuriaAtrial FibrillationDizziness
Drug EruptionAbdominal DiscomfortAspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedWheezingBack DisorderDiverticulitisHyponatraemiaFatigue
Abdominal PainPainAlcohol UseChest PainGastric AtonyCardiac Failure CongestiveEczema ExacerbatedAsthenia
Muscle CrampFatigueRhabdomyolysisCerebral InfarctionAbdominal PainCoronary Artery DiseasePalpitationsMyocardial Infarction
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedAlopeciaCardiac DisorderPain In ExtremityPainDyspnoeaAnxiety
Cerebral InfarctionPain In ExtremityRoad Traffic AccidentDysphagiaMuscular WeaknessPeptic UlcerVomiting
Confusional StateMyopathyHeart Rate IncreasedSleep Apnoea SyndromeDyspepsiaXanthomaBack Pain

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Zetia is effective36.84%
(7 of 19 people)
28.12%
(9 of 32 people)
Norvasc is effective61.90%
(13 of 21 people)
43.75%
(14 of 32 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
NauseaDyspnoea
PainFatigue
DyspnoeaAsthenia
DizzinessDizziness
VomitingPain
AstheniaNausea
FatigueMyocardial Infarction
FallPain In Extremity
AnxietyMyalgia
Back PainCardiac Failure Congestive

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Zetia is effectiven/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
12.50%
(1 of 8 people)
25.00%
(3 of 12 people)
21.43%
(12 of 56 people)
Norvasc is effectiven/an/an/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
25.00%
(2 of 8 people)
46.15%
(6 of 13 people)
31.58%
(18 of 57 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hypoaesthesian/an/aAnaemiaTubulointerstitial NephritisDyspnoeaNauseaPain
Condition AggravatedBlood Creatinine IncreasedFeeling AbnormalAnxietyDyspnoeaNausea
AlopeciaHyperkalaemiaCryingBack PainVomitingDyspnoea
Blood Triglycerides IncreasedAcidosisAstheniaDepressionMyocardial InfarctionDizziness
Blood Glucose IncreasedHyperparathyroidismParaesthesiaPain In ExtremityDizzinessFatigue
Diabetes MellitusWeight IncreasedChest PainHeadacheAsthenia
Cardiac DisorderNephrosclerosisFatigueChest PainCardiac Failure Congestive
Condition AggravatedAbdominal DistensionHepatic SteatosisOedema Peripheral
VomitingNauseaFallVomiting
Suicidal IdeationDizzinessBack PainAnaemia

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Do you take Zetia and Norvasc?

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- support group for people who take Zetia and Norvasc
- support group for people who take Norvasc
- support group for people who take Zetia

Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • Could my occasional a-fib be caused by amlodipine?
    My a-fib comes and goes. A year ago I was having episodes occasionally, usually related to either caffeine or alcohol. After I stopped using either my a-fibs disappeared for 9 months, then in September I started having them again, suddenly increasing this month to 3 times per week. I have been taking 5 mg of amlodipine besylate per day for 7 years. With my cardiologist's permission I just recently reduced my dosage by half since my blood pressure was occasionally very low. Could the reduction in dosage actually have triggered the increased frequency?
  • Can unexplained hypertension be cause by a partial thyroidectomy?
    Doc is trying to figure out why the BP suddenly spiked. I started an exercise regimen after a stress test. I had to be on Metoprolol just to pass the test. Results were no heart-related issues. Lost 6lbs. since starting exercise and don't know if this is Thyroidal or not. No discussion with the doc yet of whether this is related to the thyroidectomy of the past.
  • Alprazolam & amoxicillin
    Have Diverticulitis from having Diverticulosis. Have had high blood pressure for
    about 4 years and it is controlled with the Norvasc & Clonidine. Enlarged prostate is controlled with Flomax & Avodart. Meclizine is for vertigo, take 2 25mg per day, 1 Am & 1 PM. Take 1 Norvasc AM & 1 Flomax PM.
  • May iuuse viagra after a hemorrhagic stroke ?
    I had a hemmorhagic stroke in March 2014 and wonder if I may safely use Viagra
  • I am prescribed amlodopine for high blood pressure, 10mg daily. is it okay to combine garcinia cambogia for weight loss? (1 answer)
    I have a prescription of Amlodipine 10mg tabs for high blood pressure. I would like to begin taking Garcinia Cambogia and would like to hear if anyone has had any adverse reaction to this combination or positive results, as well.

More questions for: Norvasc, Zetia

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  • Had nms in 2005, will trileptal increase chance of recurrence?
    In 2005 I had NMS, which was not detected by my drs for 4 months. I'd been on Lexapro & Seroquel for 2 yrs, but was weaned from Lexapro & placed on Lamictal 3/05. Began getting low-grade fevers, which I was told were not caused by the Lamictal. I quit taking it anyway, fevers (along with uncontrollable shivering) continued & got higher. By 5/05 my temps were reaching 105 deg F. Husband said I became combative, refused to go to hospital. Early June/05 he came home to find me wrapped in blankets, with a temp over 105 F. He tried to place me in a tub of cold water, said I was rigid & screamed when he tried to move me. I was in the tub, speaking "in tongues" (his description, I have no memory of this). He called 911, took me to hospital. I woke, no idea where I was or why. After a lumbar puncture & 2 days in ICU I went home. The fevers continued...2 weeks later he came home to find me wrapped in sheets, towels, blankets, with the heat on full (it was in the 90's outside) he called ambulance again. I awoke to find myself under an ice blanket with nurses pushing large vials of dantrolene into both arms, several liters. Another LP, a stint in ICU...this time they told me it was NMS. The dr who dxd me said he was surprised I was alive, & not a vegetable, as my temp had peaked at 109 deg F. I suffered brain damage; short-term memory loss, brain can't control my body temp, my blood pressure went up. An arteriogram showed completely healthy heart & arteries, no plaque at all. I lost all body fat as well as some muscle mass. The fevers continued even after stopping the Seroquel. I visited my PCP for a checkup in 9/05, temp was normal. I started shuddering, my temp went up a full degree every 5 minutes. PCP admitted me to ER, my heart rate was over 272 B/M; they stopped my heart 3 times to "reset" it, which didn't work. I spent 3 days in hospital. Several months later my P doc tried me on Lamictal alone; I got Stevens-Johnson syndrome. I stopped the drug as soon as the signs appeared. I've been untreated, except for Neurontin & Primidone, until my manic episodes became unlivable. 3 weeks ago I went 8 days with no sleep, became psychotic. My P doc gave me Trileptal, which has evened my moods, but I've been getting low-grade fevers (highest was 103.6). Would having had NMS in the past make me more prone to falling to it again with the Trileptal? It's the only new med I've taken in over a year.
  • Not a great experience
    I was on norvasc for two months and had to go off because of severe swelling of feet and legs. Also rapid heart beat and very profuse sweating. it was horrible. It also raised my blood pressure. after going off BP dropped by @least 10 points both diastolic and systolic.
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    I was going through the menopause with all the usual drama when I started feeling awful. Doc said that my blood pressure was through the roof and prescribed Lisinopril. This gave me technicolour dreams and a runny nose, so he switched me to Losartan. This made me soooo tired that I didn't want to get up. So then I tried Amlopidine. Fantastic! I haven't felt this well since I was on my teens. My message is ... don't put up with side effects. Change your drug until you find the one that works for you.

More reviews for: Norvasc, Zetia

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    No difficulty climbing stairs
    No difficulty exercising

    Reply

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    Reply

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  • PVC as result of severe sneezing bouts. Symptoms improved, but now have retina bulge. Vision still impaired due to pcv. Originally treated for wet macular degeneration with eye injections before diagnosis changed to PVC. Doctor not convinced that sneezing related, but I have no doubt.

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On eHealthMe, Zetia (ezetimibe) is often used to treat high blood cholesterol. Norvasc (amlodipine besylate) is often used to treat high blood pressure. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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