Ezetimibe

Prescription Required



  • Manufactured by: Jan Aushadhi
  • Storage: Store at room temperature


Ezetimibe Information



Ezetimibe Benefits & Uses

Ezetimibe is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Ezetimibe 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


Ezetimibe Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Ezetimibe 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

Ezetimibe Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Ezetimibe safe for pregnant women?


    The effects of Ezetimibe on pregnant women are unknown since no research has been done to ascertain it yet.

    Unknown
  • Is the use of Ezetimibe safe during breastfeeding?


    If you are breastfeeding, you may experience some harmful effects of Ezetimibe. In case you experience any of these, discontinue its use until you consult your doctor.

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


    Kidney can be affected by Ezetimibe. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it. You should take it again only after medical advice.

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


    The liver can be affected by Ezetimibe. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it and consult your doctor. You should restart Ezetimibe only after medical advice.

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


    Ezetimibe may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Ezetimibe with Other Drugs

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

Moderate

Mild



Ezetimibe Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Ezetimibe

  • Is this Ezetimibe habit forming or addictive?


    Ezetimibe does not cause addiction.

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


    Ezetimibe will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Ezetimibe only on doctor's advice.

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


    Ezetimibe is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

    No

Ezetimibe Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Ezetimibe


    Ezetimibe may take longer to act if you eat some foods while taking it. Follow your doctor's advice on this.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Ezetimibe


    Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Ezetimibe.

    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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