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Review: Zetia and Norvasc

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Zetia and Norvasc. It is created by eHealthMe based on 1,841 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 1, 2014: 1,841 people who reported to have interactions when taking Zetia, Norvasc are studied

Trend of Zetia, Norvasc's drug interactions, side effects and effectiveness reports (4782652)

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

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Zetia, Norvasc:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)626
Asthenia (weakness)503
Anxiety493
Pain432
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)399
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)394
Dizziness357
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)283
Back Pain264
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)242

Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Zetia, Norvasc:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Asthenia (weakness)63
Myalgia (muscle pain)58
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)38
Anxiety36
Diabetes Mellitus Non-insulin-dependent33
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)28
Chest Pain24
Depression24
Cerebral Infarction (less blood supply to brain resulting tissue damage)22
Abdominal Distension22

How effective are the drugs:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Zetia0.00%40.00%40.00%10.00%10.00%
Norvasc0.00%27.27%18.18%27.27%27.27%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension
  2. Blood cholesterol increased
  3. Diabetes mellitus
  4. Hypercholesterolaemia
  5. Rheumatoid arthritis

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin
  2. Lipitor
  3. Plavix
  4. Lisinopril
  5. Toprol-xl

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Complete drug side effects:

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.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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