• cjtmbutterfly cjtmbutterfly
    February 04, 2009
    Is there a generic form of Zetia?
    cjtmbutterfly cjtmbutterfly
    February 04, 2009

    Is there a generic for Zetia?  Due to it's cost I need a medication like Zetia that has a generic form.

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  • Martin Cane, M.D.
    Health Pro
    February 05, 2009
    Martin Cane, M.D.
    Health Pro
    February 05, 2009

    cjtmbutterfly,

     

    Thanks for your question.

     

    Zetia (generic name - ezetimibe) is not yet available as a generic.  Unlike other medications used for the treatment of high cholesterol, zetia works in the intestinal tract, while other drugs work in the liver.   

    I suggest you discuss this with your physician and together come up with an alternative that will be affordable for you.  He knows you and your medical situation.  I'm sure he will come up with an alternative that can fit your situation.

     

    Best wishes.

     

    Martin Cane, M.D.


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