Zetia (Ezetimibe) Prescriptions Available Online Today

Our doctors are here to help. Zetia (Ezetimibe) can treat high cholesterol and more. Speak to one of our board-certified doctors to see if Zetia is right for you.

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Can You Get Zetia (Ezetimibe) Online?

Yes, licensed medical doctors can prescribe Zetia (Ezetimibe) online after a medical evaluation.

You can speak with one of our online doctors to learn more about Zetia. Book an online appointment with one of our top doctors using your phone or computer.

During your virtual visit, a physician will review your symptoms and medical history to provide a diagnosis. If the doctor determines that a patient would qualify for Zetia, they can write a prescription and electronically send it to a nearby pharmacy for pickup.

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What Is Zetia (Ezetimibe)?

Zetia is the brand name for a medication called ezetimibe. It helps to lower your LDL cholesterol levels by absorbing cholesterol in your small intestine. LDL is known as the “bad” cholesterol that builds up in the walls of your arteries. This can cause plaque to form which narrows the pathways of your arteries and puts you at risk of heart disease.

Zetia is usually prescribed in conjunction with a healthy, low-fat diet. It may also be prescribed along with a statin medication to reduce cholesterol.

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How Does Zetia Work?

Cholesterol has two main sources: cholesterol that is made by our bodies and cholesterol that we get from the food that we eat. Zetia works by reducing the amount of cholesterol that your body can absorb. Zetia is designed to work to lower your cholesterol and works best if you maintain a healthy diet that is low in fat and low in cholesterol.

Zetia Dosage and Treatment

Zetia can be taken with or without food. It is available in 10 mg tablets and usually taken as one tablet once a day.

If you miss your dose of medication while taking Zetia, take your pill as soon as you remember, but skip it if it is close to the time for your next dose. Don’t take more than one dose of Zetia per day.  An overdose of this medication should not be life threatening but seek medical assistance as soon as possible if you think you have overdosed.

Benefits of Zetia

In previous studies, patients who took Zetia seemed to benefit from results that showed the inhibited absorption of cholesterol from food passing in their intestines. Zetia is sometimes prescribed with another statin such as Crestor to be more effective in getting rid of “bad” cholesterol. It can take up to two weeks to feel the full effect and see your cholesterol levels improve.

Side Effects of Zetia

Side effects of Zetia may include some of the following symptoms:

  • Abdominal or back pain
  • Joint pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Coughing or stuffy nose
  • Cold symptoms
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Depression

Serious side effects are rare but may need urgent care. Some of these side effects may include:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Severe dizziness and/or nausea
  • Dark urine
  • Muscle pain and/or weakness
  • Chest pain
  • Fever, rash, or sore throat
  • Pancreatitis
  • Chest pain

Considerations and Precautions of Zetia

Before taking Zetia, you’ll need to tell your doctor about any allergies you have, as well as any medication you are currently taking. This includes vitamins, herbal supplements, or any recreational drugs, steroids, or hormones. These can all affect how Zetia works for you.

Your doctor will also want to know about any health problems you have, especially if you have thyroid or liver problems. Be sure to tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or planning on becoming pregnant.

Zetia Drug Interactions

Ask your doctor about interactions if you are currently on Coumadin (warfarin). Taking Zetia with Coumadin can increase your risk of bleeding.

Some cholesterol medications can interact with Zetia. You should wait for four hours after taking Zetia if you are on any of the following medications:

  • Colesevelam (Welchol)
  • Cholestyramine (Questran)
  • Colestipol (Colestid)

Can You Request a Zetia Prescription Online?

By law, you need a prescription and must have a consultation with a qualified doctor before you can get medications such as Zetia.

You can request Zetia online after speaking with a PlushCare doctor during a medical consultation. It all starts with making an appointment with a qualified doctor who will carefully assess your medical situation via an online consultation.

At your appointment, your doctor will discuss your current medical concerns and ask you about any medications you are taking. You can discuss the benefits and risk factors of adding Zetia to your health regimen. If the doctor feels that Zetia may be right for you, the doctor will send your prescription electronically to a pharmacy that is convenient for you and you can pick it up when it is ready.


Telehealth is not appropriate for serious conditions that require immediate attention or emergency care. If you experience any life-threatening issues, call 911 or go to an emergency room immediately.


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