Ezetimibe/Cyclosporine Interactions

This information is generalized and not intended as specific medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional before taking or discontinuing any drug or commencing any course of treatment.

Medical warning:

Moderate. These medicines may cause some risk when taken together. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.

How the interaction occurs:

It is not know how this interaction occurs.

What might happen:

The amounts of ezetimibe and cyclosporine in your blood may increase and cause more side effects than normal.

What you should do about this interaction:

Let your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) know that you are taking these medicines together. Let your doctor know if you have any dizziness, headaches, diarrhea, back pain, chest pain, fatigue, or stomach pain, shortness of breath, unusual swelling, changes in the color or amount of your urine, or changes in how often you urinate.Your healthcare professionals may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.

  • 1.Zetia (ezetimibe) US prescribing information. Merck/Schering-Plough Pharmaceuticals January, 2012..