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 Oct, 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

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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

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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