Etimibe

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Etimibe Information

Etimibe is a prescription drug, available for use as Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of High Cholesterol. Etimibe also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Etimibe. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

Etimibe also has some side effects, the most common being Joint aches, Limb Pain, Respiratory tract infection. Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Etimibe as well, which are listed below. Usually, these side effects of Etimibe go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

In addition, Etimibe's effect is Unknown during pregnancy and Moderate for lactating mothers. Warnings related to Etimibe's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Other contraindications of Etimibe have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Besides this, Etimibe may also have severe interaction with some medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Etimibe is considered safe while driving, and is addictive.



Etimibe Benefits & Uses

Etimibe is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Etimibe Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: High Cholesterol
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: High Cholesterol
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: High Cholesterol
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: High Cholesterol
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Above 10 years old can take


Etimibe Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Etimibe is used -

Severe

Moderate

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Increased Liver Enzymes

Mild

  • Sinus inflammation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Infection
  • Back Pain
  • Pharyngitis
  • Fatigue
  • Cough
  • Influenza like symptoms
  • पेट दर्द

Common

  • Joint aches
  • Limb Pain
  • Respiratory tract infection

Etimibe Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Etimibe safe for pregnant women?


    No research has been done to ascertain the safety of Etimibe in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, it is best to ask a doctor to know if you can take it.

    Unknown
  • Is the use of Etimibe safe during breastfeeding?


    Etimibe can cause moderate side effects on breastfeeding women. If you feel its side effects, then stop taking this drug and consult your doctor. Take this medicine again only if your doctor advises to do so.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Etimibe on the Kidneys?


    Etimibe may cause harmful effects on kidney. if you feel its having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Etimibe on the Liver?


    Etimibe may cause harmful effects on liver. if you feel it's having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Etimibe on the Heart?


    Etimibe has very mild side effects on the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Etimibe with Other Drugs

Etimibe should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Moderate

Mild



Etimibe Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Etimibe unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Etimibe

  • Is this Etimibe habit forming or addictive?


    No, there is no any evidence that Etimibe is addictive.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Yes, it is safe to do these activities or work after taking Etimibe as it does not make you drowsy.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Etimibe is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    Etimibe is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

    No

Etimibe Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Etimibe


    Taking Etimibe with some specific foods may delay its effect. Talk to your doctor about this.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Etimibe


    Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Etimibe with alcohol.

    Unknown


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Zetia® (ezetimibe)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 641

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 545-546



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