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This medicine is used in combination with diet for treating primary hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol levels) with or without statin medication, homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia in combination with statin or, if necessary, other medicines, and in combination with diet for treating homozygous familial sitosterolemia (inherited disorder of sterol metabolism).

The patients administered with this medicine may experience headache, abdominal pain, diarrhea, gastrointestinal disturbances, and abnormal liver function tests.

The patients with moderate to severe hepatic (liver) impairment and concomitant use of statin in liver disease should avoid the use of this medicine.

  1. How long does Ezetimibe take to work?

This medicine mostly takes about 2 weeks to show its full effect.

 

  1. Can Ezetimibe be taken at night?

There is no ideal time to take this medicine. It can be taken at any time of the day. However, please ensure that you take it at the same time every day.

 

  1. What food interacts with Ezetimibe?

This medicine may interact with grapefruit and its juice. Please avoid consuming grapefruit during use of this medicine.

 

  1. Is Ezetimibe a statin?

This medicine is a non-statin cholesterol lowering medicine. It reduces the absorption of cholesterol from the intestinal tract.

 

  1. Does Ezetimibe affect liver function?

This medicine does not induce or inhibit the liver enzymes. However, it may affect its function indirectly.

  • Please take this medicine at the same time every day.
  • Please take 2 hours before or 4 hours after bile-acid binding agents.
  • Please take a low-cholesterol diet.
  • Exercise regularly for this medicine to work effectively.
  • Take this medicine with or without meals.
  • Take a low cholesterol diet.

This medicine is used for reduction of total cholesterol, LDL-Cholesterol, apolipoprotein B and triglycerides in primary hypercholesterolemia(high level of cholesterol), heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia(high cholesterol levels) or combined hyperlipidemia( high levels of lipids). Reduce the risk of mortality and non fatal myocardial infarction(heart attack).

Some patients may experience headache, abdominal pain and diarrhoea, constipation, muscle cramps, alopecia(hair loss), peripheral neuropathy(nerve disorder), anemia, hepatitis, myalgia(pain in a muscle), jaundice or rashes.

Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you have active liver disease. Women must be protected by non-hormonal contraceptive methods. 

This medicine should not be taken with food.

Take this medication with or without meals in evening.


Take this medication at same time each day.


Avoid high intake of grape fruit juice.


Take low-fat diet.

Hyperlipidemia
It treats high cholesterol by lowering bad cholesterol (LDL) and raising good cholesterol (HDL).
It can be used in the prevention of heart attack and stroke.
Yes, you are advised to add exercise to your daily activities along with a low-fat diet.
If it is taken as prescribed by your doctor, the cholesterol levels drop within 2 weeks.
Avoid foods that are high in calories like chips, burgers, fried food, etc. and eat a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet only.
You can take it with or without food.
You can take this medication at any time of the day.
No, this medication is contraindicated in pregnant females.
As a side effect, patient might experience dizziness which makes it unsafe to drive.
Consult your prescriber before stopping this medication despite the fact
The effects of this medicine in pregnant females are unknown. Therefore, please consult your doctor before use.  
This medicine is contraindicated or not recommended to be used in lactating women. 
The patients with unexplained muscle weakness or pain should use this medicine cautiously. Please monitor liver function and creatine kinases levels during use.
This medication is contraindicated in pregnant females. 
Research suggests that this medicine should not be used by mothers who are breastfeeding. Lactating females should consult their doctors before using this medication.
Please avoid driving when taking this medicine as it may affect your ability to drive.
Please avoid consuming alcohol when taking this medicine.
Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you had a history  of liver disease, also perform liver function tests before and after treatment. Renal (kidney) impairment, muscle disorders, hypothyroidism, alcohol abuse, elderly, monitor patients with increased risk factors like hypertension (increased blood pressure), Asian patients and surgery.

Disclaimer

Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.

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