When is ezetimibe (Zetia) indicated for the treatment of hypertriglyceridemia (high triglyceride levels)?

Updated: Dec 19, 2019
  • Author: Mary Ellen T Sweeney, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Ezetimibe (Zetia) is a selective cholesterol-absorption inhibitor that has been used as secondary therapy in the management of dyslipidemia, such as in the following clinical situations [41] :

  • High LDL, low HDL (< 40 mg/dL), and high triglycerides (>200 mg/dL)

  • High LDL, regardless of whether the HDL level is lower than 40 mg/dL or not


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