What is Ezetrol?
Ezetimibe belongs to the cholesterol-lowering drugs. These are lipid (fat) regulating medications, which ensure a lower cholesterol level.
How does Ezetrol work?
The active ingredient in this medication is ezetimib. It works in the intestine and inhibits the absorption of cholesterol from food and thus lowers the level of cholesterol in the blood. Cholesterol is a chemical compound that the body uses to process and transport fat through the body. Fats are important for the energy supply in the body. An excess of cholesterol may deposit in the inside of the blood vessels which causes them to become narrow or blocked. A high cholesterol- or fat level in the blood may be hereditary, but it can also occur because the body produces too much of it, or because you eat too much fatty foods.
What is Ezetrol used for?
This drug is used when the cholesterol level is too high or a combination of too much excess fat and cholesterol in the blood. Also people with an increased risk of heart-vascular problems benefit from the treatment.
Possible side effects
In addition to the desired effect, this drug may have side effects. The following side effects may occur.
- allergic reactions
- increase of blood sugar level
- headache, fatigue
You should not use this medication if you have a liver disease. Immediately stop the treatment and consult a doctor if you experience the following symptoms: swelling of the face, severe muscle pain, fever or blistering / severe rash of the skin.
Some drugs may influence the effect of the drug or may be affected. This type of interaction may reduce the efficacy of one or both drugs. So please read the leaflet in the package before use and if you are undergoing medical treatment, please mention the use of Ezetrol.
Dosage and method of administration
Before you begin with the treatment you should follow a cholesterol lowering diet. This diet should be continued during treatment. The usual starting dose is 10mg once a day. The tablets should be swallowed as a whole with a drink of water, and may be taken with or without food at any time of the day. Do try to take the tablet at the same time every day. Results are only shown in a blood test.It is important to take the medication daily, only then the desired results can be achieved.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding, always consult a doctor before taking Ezetrol. The drug may be harmful to an unborn child or the active substance may end up in breast milk.