Ezetimibe - Drug Information

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General Information on Ezetimibe

Generic Name : Ezetimibe

Pronunciation : ezet-I-mibe

Latest prescription information about Ezetimibe. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y52.6 | Therapeutic Classification : Antilipemics

Why is Ezetimibe Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a lipid-lowering agent, prescribed for hypercholesterolemia. It prevents the absorption of cholesterol in the intestine.

When should Ezetimibe not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with severe liver problem and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Ezetimibe?

PO- The recommended dose is 10 mg once daily.

How should Ezetimibe be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Ezetimibe?

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.

What are the side effects of Ezetimibe?

   Most Common : Muscle/joint pain, upper respiratory tract infection and diarrhea.

What are the other precautions for Ezetimibe?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Ezetimibe?

Store at room temperature, and in an airtight container.

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