Zetia (ze-TEE-a) is now the first "cholesterol absorption inhibitor" for hyperlipidemia

Zetia (ze-TEE-a) is now the first "cholesterol absorption inhibitor" for hyperlipidemia.

It's different than other drugs that block cholesterol absorption.

Bile acid sequestrants (Questran, etc) bind bile acids containing cholesterol, causing them to be eliminated in the stool.

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