Zeteze 10 mg Tablet

Manufactured byRanbaxy Laboratories Ltd.
ContainsEzetimibe
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Description

Zeteze 10 mg Tablet is used to reduce the amount of cholesterol and fatty substances in the blood. It is either used alone or in combination with other cholesterol lowering medicines. Patients are advised to follow a strict exercise and diet regimen along with this medicine to get the best possible effect.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Zeteze 10 mg Tablet

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Sore throat
  • Runny Nose
  • Sneezing
  • Joint pain
  • Itching
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Stomach pain

Uses of Zeteze 10 mg Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Sitosterolemia
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on the clinical condition.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on the clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to ezetimibe or any other ingredients present along with it.

Chronic liver disease

The combination of Zeteze 10 mg Tablet with a statin is contraindicated in patients with an active liver disease or unexplained persistent hepatic transaminase elevation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on the clinical condition.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on the clinical condition.
General warnings

Coumarin Anticoagulants

This medicine should be used with caution in patients receiving coumarin anticoagulants such as warfarin due to the increased risk of bleeding. Close monitoring of International Normalized Ratio (INR) is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments may be required based on the clinical condition.

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women due to the increased risk of fetal harm.

Pediatric use

The safety and efficacy of Zeteze 10 mg Tablet have not been clinically established in children less than 10 years of age.

Rhabdomyolysis

This medicine may cause rhabdomyolysis, a serious condition characterized by weakness and tenderness of muscles. Any symptoms of muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness should be reported to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Missed Dose

If a dose of Zeteze 10 mg Tablet is missed, take the dose as soon as you remember it. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Cyclosporine

Cholestyramine

Fenofibrate

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Zeteze 10 mg Tablet as instructed by the doctor. Do not take larger or smaller amounts than prescribed. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of any severe side effects. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Zeteze 10 mg Tablet works by reducing or stopping the absorption of cholesterol through the small intestine.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Cholesterol absorption inhibitors

Schedule

N/A

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https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/12091

Ezetimibe tablet [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 23 August 2017]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=f26e7a4e-b3d9-4cf8-baf0-7423d46cd8ba

Ezetimibe: DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 23 August 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00973

Ezetimibe: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 23 August 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a603015.html

Prescribing medicines in pregnancy database [Internet]. Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). 2017 [cited 23 August 2017]. Available from:

https://www.tga.gov.au/prescribing-medicines-pregnancy-database

Toxnet [Internet]. Toxnet.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 23 August 2017]. Available from:

https://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/search2/f?./temp/~PUpy42:4
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