Ezetimibe, Cholesterol Lowering Drug
Ezentia, Ezedoc, Ezibloc, Mibe, Zentimax, Ezzitry, Ezentib, Ezitrol, Ezlip
The medication is used to treat elevated cholesterol and triglyceride (fatty acid compound) levels in the blood. Patients are prescribed ezetimibe if diet and exercise are insufficient to lower their cholesterol levels.
IUPAC name: (3R,4S)-1-(4-fluorophenyl)-3-[(3S)-3-(4-fluorophenyl)-3-hydroxypropyl]-4-(4-hydroxyphenyl) azetidin-2-one
Drug class: Lipid-lowering agents
Route of administration: Oral
This is a prescribed drug and not an OTC drug
Drug Action Mechanism
For this drug to operate, less cholesterol must be absorbed from the intestines. Blood arteries may develop fatty deposits as a result of high cholesterol, which raises the risk of heart disease.
It is advisable to consult a doctor or physician before taking this medication.
- If the person is allergic or has any other allergies,
- If the person is taking any prescribed, non-prescribed or herbal medications,
- If the person is suffering from a hepatic illness (liver disease),
- Using this drug along with a statin is not advised (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors),
- Consult a doctor if pregnant or breastfeeding.
- This medication is not intended for use by children under the age of ten.
- Without consulting the doctor, do not abruptly discontinue using this medicine.Adverse effects
Ezetimibe’s side effects include dizziness, sore throat, headache, stomach discomfort, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, muscle or joint pain, weakness, and dark urine.