Zetia--- Interfere with heart beats -- Anyone?
Since I could no longer take any statins, I was put on Zetia because it claimed no statins. All went well for about a month and then the heart beats began missing again. You know 2 beats and miss and beat again type of thing.
While on Lipitor as well as the others I had a history of missed beats during the course of the day as well as nights. This was caused by Caffine in one case and then after put on a monitor was told it was P.V.C. - Premature Ventricular Contraction, and told it was not life threating. Here is the kicker - after not taking Lipitor, I noticed after some time, that I no longer had these episodes of missed heart beats. What a relief I said !!
Now aftertaking Zetia for the month I started to have missed beats again but not as bad, and very brief. Alarmed, I stopped the Zetia and after several days the missed beats have stopped.
The question is -- has anyone who were on Zetia had the same problems with missed beats of the heart. I would sure like to know if this is characteristic , or just a fluke.
I had an EKG last week and was normal.
Thanks for your input.