Zetia side effects - from FDA reports


In this review, we analyze Zetia side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age of the people who have side effects while taking Zetia. The review is based on 37,386 people who have side effects while taking the drug from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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Zetia

Zetia has active ingredients of ezetimibe. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Zetia 38,321 users)


On Nov, 13, 2018

37,386 people who take Zetia are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Zetia side effects.

Most common side effects over time *:

< 1 month:
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Pain in extremity
  • Vomiting
  • Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
  • Rash
1 - 6 months:
  • Hepatic function abnormal
  • Vomiting
  • Aspartate aminotransferase increased
  • Pain
  • Liver disorder (liver diseases)
6 - 12 months:
  • Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Pain in extremity
  • Blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • Weight decreased
1 - 2 years:
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  • Pain in extremity
  • Blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • Hepatic enzyme increased
2 - 5 years:
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Pain in extremity
  • Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  • Pain
  • Swollen tongue (swelling of tongue)
5 - 10 years:
  • Weight decreased
  • Myositis (inflammation of the muscles)
  • Bladder cancer
  • Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
10+ years:
  • Myocardial infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
  • Anaemia (lack of blood)
  • Hypoacusis (loss of hearing)
  • Injection site injury
  • Ischaemic stroke (stroke; caused by an interruption in the flow of blood to the brain)
not specified:
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Weight decreased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Vomiting
  • Pain in extremity

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Most common side effects by gender *:

female:
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Pain in extremity
  • Weight decreased
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
male:
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Weight decreased
  • Pain
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Weight increased

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Most common side effects by age *:

0-1:
  • Hypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)
  • Abdominal pain upper
  • Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body)
  • Drug administration error
  • Pain in extremity
2-9:
  • General physical condition
  • Pharyngeal oedema (abnormal accumulation of fluid in the cavities and intercellular spaces of the pharyngeal)
  • Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (pres), also known as reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome (rpls), is a syndrome characterized by headache, confusion, seizures and visual loss)
  • Vomiting
  • Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body)
10-19:
  • General physical condition
  • Blood thyroid stimulating hormone increased
  • High density lipoprotein decreased
  • Pain in extremity
  • Vomiting
20-29:
  • Anaemia (lack of blood)
  • Anti-insulin antibody positive
  • Blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • Febrile neutropenia (fever with reduced white blood cells)
  • Headache (pain in head)
30-39:
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Alanine aminotransferase increased
  • Vomiting
  • Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
  • Blood creatine phosphokinase increased
40-49:
  • Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Vomiting
  • Myocardial infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
  • Blood creatine phosphokinase increased
50-59:
  • Weight decreased
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Vomiting
  • Weight increased
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
60+:
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Weight decreased
  • Pain in extremity
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

FDA reports used in this study

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