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Zetia vs Ezetimibe

05/20/2010

Question:

Several years I`m taking Zetia, but cannot afford it anymore. Is ezetimide absolutely same drug or there are differences? Thanks.

Answer:

Thank you for contacting NetWellness. Zetia® is the trade or marketed name for the generic medication ezetimibe. The generic medication is not available in the United States and is only available in the brand medication Zetia®. If you are having trouble affording Zetia®, there are a couple saving avenues that may work to provide you with access to the medication.

Zetia has a savings program.  There is also a manufacturer patient assistance program that you may be eligible to qualify to get free medications.  

Best of luck.

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Response by:

Sarah Hudson-DiSalle, PharmD, RPh
Specialty Practice Pharmacist of Outpatient Pharmacy
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University