Zetia side effects - from FDA reports


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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.

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Zetia

Zetia has active ingredients of ezetimibe. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Zetia 35,206 users)

On Dec, 21, 2017

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
  • pain in extremity
  • vomiting
  • urticaria
  • rash
  • rhabdomyolysis
  • nausea
  • muscle cramp
  • pain
  • swelling face
1 - 6 months:
  • myalgia
  • rhabdomyolysis
  • blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • pain in extremity
  • hepatic function abnormal
  • aspartate aminotransferase increased
  • vomiting
  • pain
  • alopecia
  • liver disorder
6 - 12 months:
  • rhabdomyolysis
  • myalgia
  • pain in extremity
  • blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • weight decreased
  • abdominal pain
  • pancreatitis
  • hepatic enzyme increased
  • myositis
  • liver function test abnormal
1 - 2 years:
  • myalgia
  • rhabdomyolysis
  • pain in extremity
  • blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • hepatic enzyme increased
  • muscle spasms
  • drug ineffective
  • muscular weakness
  • pancreatitis
  • autoimmune hepatitis
2 - 5 years:
  • myalgia
  • wrist fracture
  • pain
  • pain in extremity
  • rhabdomyolysis
  • swollen tongue
  • blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • muscle spasms
  • ageusia
  • cerebrovascular accident
5 - 10 years:
  • myositis
  • bladder cancer
  • myalgia
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • weight decreased
  • angina pectoris
  • bile duct cancer
  • bile duct obstruction
  • contusion
  • drug ineffective
10+ years:
  • myocardial infarction
  • anaemia
  • anxiety
  • arthralgia
  • breast cancer female
  • cardiac failure congestive
  • cough
  • dry eye
  • extremity contracture
  • hepatic enzyme increased
not specified:
  • myalgia
  • weight decreased
  • drug ineffective
  • vomiting
  • nausea
  • pain in extremity
  • weight increased
  • myocardial infarction
  • flushing
  • pain

Most common side effects by gender *:

female:
  • myalgia
  • vomiting
  • pain in extremity
  • weight decreased
  • nausea
  • weight increased
  • drug ineffective
  • pain
  • pruritus
  • rash
male:
  • myalgia
  • weight decreased
  • drug ineffective
  • myocardial infarction
  • rhabdomyolysis
  • flushing
  • pain in extremity
  • blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • vomiting
  • rash

Most common side effects by age *:

0-1:
  • hypoaesthesia
  • abdominal pain upper
  • alopecia
  • drug administration error
  • pain in extremity
  • pulmonary embolism
  • syncope
  • tonic convulsion
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • viral pharyngitis
2-9:
  • general physical condition
  • pharyngeal oedema
  • posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome
  • vomiting
  • alopecia
  • drug ineffective
  • gallbladder disorder
  • headache
  • muscle cramp
  • muscular weakness
10-19:
  • general physical condition
  • blood thyroid stimulating hormone increased
  • high density lipoprotein decreased
  • vomiting
  • myalgia
  • pain in extremity
  • varicella
  • adverse reaction
  • deafness unilateral
  • diarrhoea
20-29:
  • pain
  • upper respiratory tract inflammation
  • anaemia
  • anti-insulin antibody positive
  • blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • febrile neutropenia
  • headache
  • pneumonia
  • urticaria
  • vomiting
30-39:
  • myalgia
  • alanine aminotransferase increased
  • vomiting
  • blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • urticaria
  • agranulocytosis
  • nausea
  • myocardial infarction
  • pain
  • rash
40-49:
  • rhabdomyolysis
  • myalgia
  • vomiting
  • myocardial infarction
  • blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • nausea
  • pain
  • weight decreased
  • rash
  • weight increased
50-59:
  • weight decreased
  • myalgia
  • weight increased
  • vomiting
  • nausea
  • myocardial infarction
  • pain in extremity
  • drug ineffective
  • rash
  • headache
60+:
  • myalgia
  • weight decreased
  • pain in extremity
  • vomiting
  • nausea
  • drug ineffective
  • weight increased
  • pain
  • rhabdomyolysis
  • myocardial infarction

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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