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Ezetimibe

Ezetimibe is used to lower the cholesterol level in the blood. Ezetimibe is its generic name. It is also sold under another brand name, Ezetrol, in the market. It is manufactured by Schering- Plough Corporation after it was approved by the FDA on October 25, 2002.
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Ezetimibe

Ezetimibe 10mg

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Usage

When to use Ezetimibe? 

Ezetimibe tablets are mainly used for treating high cholesterol levels. It is often used along with low cholesterol or low-fat diet as well as an exercise in order to assist in lowering down the cholesterol in the blood. Ezetimibe medication reduces the cholesterol which helps in dangerous health issues such a strokes and heart attacks. There might be chances that the doctor tells to consume this medicine alone or with other drugs like statins or fibrates. 

Therefore, Ezetimibe generic name is ezetimibe. 

How Ezetimibe should be taken? 

Ezetimibe 10 mg tablet should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. You should always follow the directions as mentioned on the prescription label. Ezetimibe tablets should not be taken in a smaller or larger amount or for a longer time as recommended by your doctor.   

Ezetimibe 10 mg tablet is mainly taken once in a day with or without the food as prescribed by your doctor. Always try to take the medicine at the same time each day so that you remember taking it every day. There are chances that your doctor recommends to take Ezetimibe and simvastatin together or also other medicines like pravastatin, fluvastatin, and lovastatin.  

There are some cholesterol medications that should be taken with Ezetimibe at the same time.

You need to take ezetimibe two hours before taking any of these medicines like cholestyramine, colesevelam or colestipol. If you have taken any of these medicines you need to wait for at least four hours. 

Don’t consume ezetimibe and gemfibrozil together. In case you take ezetimibe with a statin medicine then do have your blood tests immediately in order to check the proper functioning of your liver. 

Ezetimibe cholesterol medication starts working and improves your cholesterol levels within two weeks. Do have your frequent blood tests in order to measure your cholesterol levels. You need to use Ezetimibe tablets until the doctor tells you to stop.   

During the intake of Ezetimibe tablets, make sure that you also follow your diet, medication as well as exercise routines very strongly. Always store the medicine at room temperature in order to keep it away from moisture and heat.  

Precautions to be taken during the intake of cholesterol drug ezetimibe 

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding then never take Ezetimibe tablet with statin medication. Do tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to this medicine or suffering from any other allergies before taking ezetimibe. There are possibilities that you might have some allergic reactions or other problems as this medicine contain inactive ingredients. So do talk to your doctor before you are using this medicine.   

In case you are suffering from any medical conditions or have any past medical history especially liver disease then do inform your doctor beforehand. Before you go for any kind of surgery inform your doctor or dentist about all the products you are using be it prescription drugs, herbal products or nonprescription drugs.  

If you are pregnant, then use Ezetimibe tablets only when clearly needed. Do discuss all the risks as well as benefits with your doctor before you start your medication. Before breast-feeding discuss with your doctor about the intake of this medicine as it passes into breast milk.   

If you have a thyroid disorder or kidney diseases then do tell your doctor to make sure that this medicine is safe for you. Till now it has not to be known whether this medicine harms an unborn baby. So it is better to inform your doctor well in advance if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. While you are using ezetimibe with a statin medication make sure that you use effective birth control in order to avoid pregnancy.   

What are the side effects of ezetimibe medicine? 

Remember that you have been prescribed with this medicine because your doctor has judged that the benefit of this medicine is greater than the risk of side effects. There are many people who are using this medicine and have not come across any kind of serious side effects.    

If you find any signs of an allergic reaction to this medicine such as difficulty in breathing, hives as well as swelling of your face, tongue, throat or lips; then call your doctor immediately. 

There are some of the cholesterol medications that are known for causing a condition that results in a breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue as well as kidney failure. You need to get the emergency help if you experience muscle pain, tenderness as weakness mainly when you have fever and dark colored urine.  

The side effects of this medicine are more likely to be seen in older adults. If you see any signs of diarrhea, pain in arm or leg, stuffy nose, muscle or joint pain, sore throat and sinus pain then get the emergency help immediately.  

Therefore, this is not the complete list of side effects some other effects may also take place. To get the medical advice regarding side effects call your doctor.      

Ezetimibe Interactions 

Drug interactions can alter how your medications work or can also increase your risk for serious side effects. So it is always suggested to make a list of all the products that you are using like herbal products, prescription, and nonprescription drugs and show this list to your doctor. Never start, stop or change the dosage of medicine without informing your doctor.  

There are 31 drugs that interact with Ezetimibe

27 moderate drug interactions 

4 minor drug interactions 

Here is a list of few medicines that are known to interact with Ezetimibe Tablets like Aspir 81, Crestor, Januvia, Lyrica and Nexium.  

How do Ezetimibe works? 

Ezetimibe cholesterol medication works by dropping the amount of cholesterol that your body absorbs from your diet. It is also prescribed with some other cholesterol-lowering medication for better results.   

Important warnings for Ezetimibe 

There are few Ezetimibe Warnings that you need to keep in mind. The doctor will monitor liver enzymes before and also during the treatment with this drug in order to ensure there are no side effects. Do not use Ezetimibe Tablet if you have any kind of liver disease be it moderate or severe. If you are experiencing severe muscle weakness or pain then call your doctor immediately.


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