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Ezetimibe - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team
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Information about 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, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y52.6 | Therapeutic Classification : Antilipemics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Ezetimibe


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 be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with severe liver problem and hypersensitivity.

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 for Ezetimibe?

Store at room temperature, and in an airtight container.

Learn more about Ezetimibe's interaction with Food, Herbs and Alcohol

Ezetimibe : Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When is the best time to take Ezetimibe?

A: It is usually taken once daily orally with or without food(1 Trusted Source

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Q: Who should not take Ezetimibe?

A: Ezetimibe is not recommended for patients with moderate or severe hepatic impairment, and hypersensitivity to the drug(2 Trusted Source

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Q: Can Ezetimibe used in combination with statin?

A: The combination of ezetimibe and statin therapy has been shown to be an effective way of lowering serum LDL cholesterol levels. When compared to statin monotherapy, statin and ezetimibe therapy reduced LDL cholesterol more effectively(2 Trusted Source

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Q: Is Ezetimibe a blood thinner?

A: No, Ezetimibe is not a blood thinner. It is a cholesterol lowering medication used in the treatment of hypercholesterolemia. It functions by limiting the absorption of cholesterol in the intestine(1 Trusted Source

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Q: Is Ezetimibe safe during pregnancy?

A: Ezetimibe is contraindicated when combined with an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor (statin) and should be used with caution in pregnant or breastfeeding patients(3 Trusted Source
Ezetimibe (Zetia)

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  • 1. Ezetimibe - (https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a603015.html )
  • 2. Ezetimibe - (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK532879/ )
  • 3. Ezetimibe (Zetia) - (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4923440/ )
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