Zetia (generic name: Ezetimibe; brand name: Ezetrol) is an anti-hyperlipidemic medication which is used to lower cholesterol levels.
Zetia is used for treating high blood cholesterol along with a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet. It is also used to treat high blood sitosterol and campesterol along with diet therapy.
Zetia is unique in the way it helps block the absorption of cholesterol that comes from food.
Zetia acts by decreasing cholesterol absorption in the intestine.
Zetia may be used alone when other cholesterol-lowering medications are not tolerated, or together with statins (e.g. ezetimibe/simvastatin) when cholesterol levels are unable to be controlled on statins alone.