Generic Name : Ezetimibe Pronunciation : ezet-I-mibe Therapeutic Classification : Antilipemics ICD Code : Y52.6
India- Ezedoc, Ezenia, Ezerem, Ezibloc, Ezta, Ezzicad, Lipezet, Mibe, Zeteze, Zetica.
International- Zetia. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a lipid-lowering agent, prescribed for hypercholesterolemia. It prevents the absorption of cholesterol in the intestine. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated in patients with severe liver problem and hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
PO- The recommended dose is 10 mg once daily. How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver, thyroid, kidney problems, muscle pain, tenderness, weakness, any allergy, who are taking other medications, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
* Follow the diet and exercise program as directed by your healthcare provider. Side Effects :
Most Common - Muscle/joint pain, upper respiratory tract infection and diarrhea.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store at room temperature, and in an airtight container.
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