What is Ezetrol (Ezetimibe) used for?
Ezetrol (Ezetimibe) is prescribed to patients to help reduce the amount of cholesterol in the blood. With a proper diet and exercise plan, it can reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke. This medication may be prescribed on its own, or with other drugs, such as statins. The active ingredient in this drug is in a family of medications known as cholesterol-lowering medications, which prevent cholesterol from being absorbed in the intestine.
How should I use Ezetrol (Ezetimibe)?
Patients who are using Ezetrol (Ezetimibe) tablets to lower their cholesterol should follow the instructions of their physician. Patients are commonly prescribed one tablet per day, which may be taken with food or on an empty stomach. You should be aware that it may take up to 2 weeks until you notice the full benefits of this drug.
What are the side effects of Ezetrol (Ezetimibe)?
Some commonly reported side effects of Ezetrol (Ezetimibe) include:
Although it is rare, there are other more serious side effects associated with this medication. You should immediately consult your physician if you notice muscular weakness, pain in the chest, yellowing of the eyes or skin or fever.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Ezetrol (Ezetimibe). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.