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.
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
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: