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Is a lower-priced, generic Zetia available online?



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Will a lower-priced, generic Zetia become available on US or Canadian pharmacy websites now that the patents are expiring?

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Zetia and its generic version, ezetimibe, are prescribed along with diet and exercise—and sometimes with other cholesterol-lowering medications— to help treat high cholesterol. Although high cholesterol may not seem to affect you in your day-to-day life, it's important to address because it signals an increased chance of heart attack or stroke. Consult your physician if you are worried about your cholesterol. 

 

The good news is that a lower-priced, generic version of Zetia is already available in the United States, and has been since December 2016. A generic version is also available internationally. Compare Zetia and Ezetimbe prices on PharmacyChecker.com.

 

If you are looking for the generic version of Zetia (ezetimibe) and live in the U.S., then you may find it most convenient to purchase it from your local pharmacy, where, compared to the brand, it's very inexpensive. The per pill cost of brand name Zetia averages $8.61, compared to the generic, which can be purchased for just over $1 per pill at local U.S. pharmacies in conjunction with a prescription discount card.  

 

If you're looking for Zetia online, the brand and generic versions are available through credentialed international online pharmacies in the PharmacyChecker Verification Program. To compare Zetia (ezetimibe) prices between international pharmacies by using PharmacyChecker.com, enter the drug name in the "Compare Drug Prices" box, click on the search icon, then follow the prompts to our list of pharmacies that offer it. When prompted, you may check if a brand or generic version has the best price. Currently, you can find brand Zetia for as low as $1.73/pill or generic ezetimibe for as little as $0.14/pill.

 

Information regarding processing and dispensing of prescriptions is provided by each pharmacy. After selecting an online pharmacy, you can access the pharmacy's website by clicking on the pharmacy's logo. This will direct you to their website, which will provide instructions for how to register or set up an account with the pharmacy and place your order. If you have additional questions, you can contact the pharmacy using the "Contact Us" information. Some pharmacies will also have a "Live Chat" option to allow you to ask questions while on the pharmacy's website.

 

 

 Published 7/21/2017



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