PharmacyChecker experts answer consumer questions related to affording lower-cost, prescription medications.
We help people afford the medication they need by verifying online pharmacies and comparing their prices. Drug prices are out of control. Americans face the highest medication prices in the world. That's why millions of Americans choose to buy medication from other countries.
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Tod Cooperman, MD
Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Dr. Tod Cooperman is a noted researcher, writer, and speaker on consumer healthcare issues.
Gabriel Levitt, MA
President and Co-Founder
Mr. Levitt oversees all business operations, development and research. He is a public advocate for prescription drug affordability.
Shivam Patel, PharmD, BSPS, RPh
Director of Pharmacy Verification and Information
Dr. Patel provides expert knowledge regarding safe pharmacy practice, quality assurance, drug safety, and patient access to affordable medication.
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If you are considering purchasing medication from outside the U.S., be aware that, in most circumstances, it is technically not legal for individuals to import prescription drugs; however, U.S. government officials have stated that individuals who order non-controlled prescription drugs from Canada or other foreign sources (up to a three-month supply) for their own use are not being pursued or prosecuted.
Is a lower-priced, generic Zetia (ezetimibe) available online?
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.
Generic Zetia (ezetimibe) is available in the U.S. and abroad
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. You can compare prices on our website for Zetia and Ezetimbe among online pharmacies verified and monitored by PharmacyChecker. American patients can also print a PharmacyChecker Discount Card to use at local pharmacies, such as Walgreens or CVS.
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 cost of 90 tablets of brand-name Zetia 10 mg averages around $1300 out-of-pocket, compared to the generic, which can be purchased for around $500 at local U.S. pharmacies. Compare that to online pharmacy prices: You can buy the generic for less than $50 from a pharmacy approved through the PharmacyChecker Verification Program.
If you're looking for Zetia online, the brand and generic versions are available through credentialed international online pharmacies in the PharmacyChecker Verification Program. Currently, you can find brand Zetia for as low as $1.13/tablet or generic ezetimibe for as little as $0.36 per tablet.
What to expect when you order medication online
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.Updated November 26, 2019