Ezetrol (ezetimibe)
Ezetrol belongs to a class of medication known as cholesterol absorption inhibitors. It is used, in addition to diet and exercise, in the treatment of high cholesterol. Ezetrol works by preventing the absorption of cholesterol from the small intestine into the bloodstream. As a result, Ezetrol decreases levels of triglycerides and low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, which is often called “bad” cholesterol as it builds up in the walls of the arteries. Ezetrol also increases levels of high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. HDL cholesterol is often called “good” cholesterol as it protects against heart disease by keeping LDL cholesterol from building up in the arteries.

Dosage Form

Ezetrol comes in tablet form containing 10mg of ezetimibe.

Proper Use of Ezetrol

  • Take one 10mg Ezetrol tablet by mouth once daily, or as directed by your doctor.
  • Ezetrol is often administered in addition to another group of cholesterol lowering agents known as statins.
  • Ezetrol may be taken with or without food
  • It is important to take Ezetrol exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
Before Taking Ezetrol

  • Talk to your doctor about all medications you are currently taking, including prescription and non-prescription medications, vitamins and herbal supplements
  • Talk to your doctor about any medical conditions that you have or have previously had
  • Talk to your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding
Side Effects

As with all medications, some unwanted side effects may be associated with taking Ezetrol. Talk to your physician if you experience any of the following symptoms:
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Coughing
  • Diarrhea
  • Back pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Sinus Infection
  • Throat Infection
In rare cases, Ezetrol may cause:
  • Liver damage
  • Pancreas damage
  • Muscle pain and damage
  • Severe allergic reaction


Active ingredient: Ezetimibe

Inactive ingredients: Croscarmellose sodium, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone, and sodium lauryl sulfate.

Do not take Ezetrol if you have an allergy to any of the ingredients this medication contains.