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Ezetimibe : Interaction with Food, Herbs and Alcohol


Interaction of Ezetimibe with Food, Herbs and Alcohol - For your own safety It is important to understand and avoid the drug-food interaction and how to take the medication. Drug-food interaction can sometimes cause side effects and can even reduce the efficacy of the drug.
Ezetimibe is a lipid-lowering agent, prescribed for hypercholesterolemia.

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Ezetimibe Interactions with Food and Herbs

Grapefruit Juice: Ezetimibe interacts with grapefruit juice. Grapefruit juice increases the drug levels in the blood stream potentially leading to side effects of the drug.

Ezetimibe Interactions with Alcohol

Ezetimibe interacts with alcohol. This combination will increase the liver damage or increase the risk of bleeding.
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How to Take the Medication -

Ezetimibe comes in the form of a tablet to be taken once a day but try to take it around the same time every day. You can take ezetimibe either with food or on an empty stomach. Read the prescription label and follow the instructions exactly as directed. Stick to the recommended dose and do not stop taking the medicine without talking to your doctor even if you feel well.
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