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Precautions and Warnings of Ezetimibe

Among the people who should not take ezetimibe are those who are allergic to ezetimibe or the inactive components used to make it and those with active liver disease or unexplained high liver enzymes. Also, contact your healthcare provider right away if you experience any muscle pain, weakness, or tenderness while taking ezetimibe (especially if you also have a fever or feel ill). A few other precautions and warnings of ezetimibe include conditions to let your healthcare provider know about before you take ezetimibe, such as liver disease or failure; the risk of serious muscle problems in some people taking the drug; and the safety of taking it while pregnant or nursing.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Ezetimibe?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking ezetimibe (Zetia®) if you have:
 
  • Liver disease or liver failure
  • Kidney disease or kidney failure
  • Gallbladder disease or a history of gallstones
  • Any muscle problems
  • Any allergies to medicines.

 

Also let your healthcare provider know if you:
 
  • Drink alcohol regularly
  • Are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding.
     
Also, tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you are currently taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
Finally, make sure to contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any muscle pain, weakness, or tenderness while taking ezetimibe (especially if you also feel ill or have a fever).
 
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