Zetia patients may face increased risk of heart attack and other side effects

A new study has found that patients taking Zetia may be five times more likely to suffer heart attacks or other serious side effects—including death caused by heart disease, hospitalization or the need to undergo surgery to clear their arteries—than those who are prescribed another cholesterol treatment. Researchers in the study also found that Zetia was much less effective at treating atherosclerosis—the buildup of plaque in the arteries—than another cholesterol drug, Niaspan.

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2 Responses to “Zetia patients may face increased risk of heart attack and other side effects”

  1. 1 susan sliva December 4, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    I am a 58 year old woman who was taking vytorin due to a bad family history. I am not overweight and Ilive a very active lifestyle. When I had my blood lebels checked in early November, my HDL was 99 and my LDL wea 70. On Nov 18,2009 I suffered a major heart attack – my right coronary artery was 100% blocked. I can’t help but think that the zetia in the vytorin contributed to this condition.

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