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 34,273 people who have side effects while taking the drug from FDA, and is updated regularly.

Zetia

Zetia has active ingredients of ezetimibe. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Zetia 35,208 users)


On Aug, 07, 2018

34,273 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
  • Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Muscle cramp (painful sensation caused by muscle contraction)
  • Pain
  • Swelling face
1 - 6 months:
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  • Blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • Pain in extremity
  • Hepatic function abnormal
  • Aspartate aminotransferase increased
  • Vomiting
  • Liver disorder (liver diseases)
  • Pain
  • Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body)
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
  • Abdominal pain
  • Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)
  • Hepatic enzyme increased
  • Myositis (inflammation of the muscles)
  • Liver function test abnormal
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
  • Muscle spasms (muscle contraction)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Muscular weakness (muscle weakness)
  • Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)
  • Autoimmune hepatitis
2 - 5 years:
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  • Pain
  • Pain in extremity
  • Swollen tongue (swelling of tongue)
  • Wrist fracture
  • Blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • Muscle spasms (muscle contraction)
  • Pneumonia
  • Ageusia (loss of taste functions of the tongue)
5 - 10 years:
  • Myositis (inflammation of the muscles)
  • Bladder cancer
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Weight decreased
  • Angina pectoris (chest pain due to ischemia of the heart muscle)
  • Bile duct cancer
  • Bile duct obstruction (blockage in the tubes that carry bile from the liver to the gallbladder)
  • Contusion (a type of hematoma of tissue in which capillaries)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Gamma-glutamyltransferase abnormal
10+ years:
  • Myocardial infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
  • Anaemia (lack of blood)
  • Anxiety
  • Arthralgia (joint pain)
  • Breast cancer female
  • Cardiac failure congestive
  • Cough
  • Dry eye (lack of adequate tears)
  • Extremity contracture (permanent shortening of a muscle or joint of arms and legs)
  • Hepatic enzyme increased
not specified:
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Weight decreased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Pain in extremity
  • Weight increased
  • Myocardial infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
  • Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)
  • Pain

Most common side effects by gender *:

female:
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Vomiting
  • Pain in extremity
  • Weight decreased
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Weight increased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Pain
  • Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)
  • Rash
male:
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Weight decreased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Myocardial infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
  • Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  • Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)
  • Pain in extremity
  • Blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • Vomiting
  • Rash

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
  • Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  • Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
  • Tonic convulsion (the person will quickly lose consciousness and the skeletal muscles will suddenly tense, often causing the extremities to be pulled towards the body or rigidly pushed away from it)
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Viral pharyngitis (inflammation of the throat or pharynx caused by viral infection)
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)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Gallbladder disorder
  • Headache (pain in head)
  • Muscle cramp (painful sensation caused by muscle contraction)
  • Muscular weakness (muscle weakness)
10-19:
  • General physical condition
  • Blood thyroid stimulating hormone increased
  • High density lipoprotein decreased
  • Vomiting
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Pain in extremity
  • Varicella
  • Adverse reaction
  • Deafness unilateral
  • Diarrhoea
20-29:
  • Pain
  • Upper respiratory tract inflammation
  • Anaemia (lack of blood)
  • Anti-insulin antibody positive
  • Blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • Febrile neutropenia (fever with reduced white blood cells)
  • Headache (pain in head)
  • Pneumonia
  • Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
  • Vomiting
30-39:
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Alanine aminotransferase increased
  • Vomiting
  • Blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
  • Agranulocytosis (a deficiency of granulocytes in the blood, causing increased vulnerability to infection)
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Myocardial infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
  • Pain
  • Rash
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
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Pain
  • Weight decreased
  • Rash
  • Weight increased
50-59:
  • Weight decreased
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Weight increased
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Myocardial infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
  • Pain in extremity
  • Drug ineffective
  • Rash
  • Headache (pain in head)
60+:
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Weight decreased
  • Pain in extremity
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Weight increased
  • Pain
  • Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  • Myocardial infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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