... Hi Tess,
I have been taking Bergamot for about half a year at my doctor's suggestion, but it hasn't lowered my overall cholesterol, just brought up my HDL, which is great. I don't think my cholesterol will come down without a statin. The doc also suggested Zetia, and it gives me pain too. Then I tried taking a third of a Crestor Mon, Wed, Fri recently, about 2 weeks ago,... (3 replies)
... some powder drink and now taking Zetia. I was removed off all of these for muscle pain. Cant take a statin at all. So Ive been taking Zetia for over 3 months now and that is my usual max when muscle pain hits me. ... (0 replies)
... i had my gallbladder out and was having lots of problems with my stomach and my doc gave me zetia how does work for digestive (0 replies)
... That is the time it takes for one half of the dosage to be eliminated from your body. (1 replies)
... how long does it take for zetia medication to get out of your system (1 replies)
... Doctors reccomendation to get off zetia (0 replies)
... My doc said it is ok but am worried about thenew reports of cancer from zetia when used with statins? ... (0 replies)
... does zetia cause insomnia? ... (0 replies)
... Last year there was an article that mixing Zetia with Statin drugs or taking the combo version Vitoryn, can cause more liver damage than either drug alone. There was also talk of a class action suit. ... (5 replies)
... The study doesn't show this. All it shows is that Zetia isn't effective in preventing heart disease. ... (21 replies)
... That is so typical! ... Doctors like it when their patients don't know what is going on. Big pharma will only stop selling us junk when we, the consumers, tell them it is not good enough.
The ENHANCE study shows quite convincingly that reducing cholesterol doesn't protect us from heart disease. So why would you want to continue with Zocor?
Mark (21 replies)
... I've also taking Zetia a few years. Already have CHD so i thought it was a good thing. Now i read the report i wonder. ... (21 replies)
... Bill 1950,
I wouldn't panic either if I were you. Talk to your doctor about the Vytorin next time you see him - maybe he'll suggest a different medication.
Good news for you - when LDL is brought down to 70 or lower - studies have shown significant plaque reduction.
What bothers me most about this Zetia / Vytorin situation is that it is so indicative of how... (21 replies)
... D Zetia has no impact on inflammation so no help with cardiac disease despite the drop in cholesterol. ... (21 replies)
... absorption of cholesterol from the GI tract. It reduces the amount of cholesterol from food that finds its way into your bloodstream. Vytorin, which consists of Zetia and Zocor, has been found to cause more plaque buildup than Zocor alone. Presumably, taking Zetia alone would have a similar undesirable effect. ... (5 replies)
... Lipid subfractions probably play a role, which I think the Zetia study didn't even go into. LDL doesn't cause heart atacks. ... (21 replies)
... Does anybody know what Zetia is? ... (5 replies)
I wouldn't do anything right now if you are currently taking Vytorin or Zetia.
I would schedule a follow-up with my doctor and discuss the sitation. But chances are, you probably are better off switching to a different medication.
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... I would NEVER take Zetia again. This has been a horrible experience. ... (12 replies)
... years and in the last year the dr had to add crestor. A new study about Zetia just came out and said it does nothing that its suspose to do. I am going to call my dr and get off the Zetia and just stay on crestor. ... (5 replies)