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Cholesterol Absorption Inhibitor

Cholesterol Absortion Inhibitor Zetia (ezetimibe)
Mechanism of Action Blocks absorption of cholesterol in small intestine
Therapeutic Effect Decrease total cholesterol
Precautions GI disorders
Contraindications 1. Pregnancy category x 2. Liver disease
Side Effects abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea
Nursing Actions 1. Follow lipid pannel and LFT 2. Monitor GI status/ response
Alternative Niacin (nicotinic acid); flax seed; garlic
Created by: azmedina