Ezetimibe

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  1. Ezetimibe Benefits & Uses
  2. Ezetimibe Dosage & How to Take
  3. Ezetimibe Side Effects
  4. Ezetimibe Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Ezetimibe with Other Drugs
  6. Ezetimibe Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Ezetimibe
  8. Ezetimibe Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Ezetimibe Benefits & Uses

Ezetimibe is used to treat the following -

  1. हाई कोलेस्ट्रॉल Primary (और पढ़ें - कोलेस्ट्रॉल कम करने के घरेलू उपाय)
  2. होमोजिगस पारिवारिक हाइपरकोलेस्टरोलिमीया

Ezetimibe Dosage & How to Take

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Ingredients of Ezetimibe

Ezetimibe

Ezetimibe Side Effects

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

  1. Joint aches
  2. Limb Pain
  3. Sinus inflammation
  4. Diarrhoea
  5. Respiratory tract infection
  6. Nausea or vomiting
  7. Rash
  8. Pancreatic inflammation
  9. Angioedema Severe
  10. Indigestion Rare
  11. Infection
  12. Back Pain Mild
  13. Pharyngitis
  14. Fatigue Mild
  15. Cough Mild
  16. Influenza like symptoms
  17. Abdominal Pain Mild
  18. Increased Liver Enzymes

Ezetimibe Related Warnings

Is the use of Ezetimibe safe for pregnant women?

It is not known what effect Ezetimibe will have on pregnant women, because no research work has been carried out on this till date.

Unknown

Is the use of Ezetimibe safe during breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding women may feel side effects of Ezetimibe. If you see any side effects, stop taking Ezetimibe immediately and talk to your doctor. Take Ezetimibe again, only after your doctor's advice.

Moderate

What is the effect of Ezetimibe on the Kidneys?

There may be some adverse effects on kidney after taking Ezetimibe. If you observe any such side effects, stop taking this drug. Consume this medicine again only if your doctor advises you to do so.

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?

Side effects of Ezetimibe rarely affect 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 -

Warfarin

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 -

  1. Liver Disease
  2. Kidney Disease

Frequently asked Questions about Ezetimibe

Is this Ezetimibe habit forming or addictive?

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

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Ezetimibe does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.

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?

There is no benefit of taking Ezetimibe for 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
This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience

References

  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Zetia® (ezetimibe)
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 641
  3. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 545-546
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