This given medicine contains Ezetimibe as an active ingredient. This active component is an azetidine derivative and a cholesterol absorption inhibitor with lipid-lowering activity. The main active ingredient appears to interact physically with cholesterol transporters at the brush border of the small intestine and inhibits the intestinal absorption of cholesterol and related phytosterols. It causes a decrease in the level of blood cholesterol or an increase in the clearance of cholesterol from the bloodstream. These effects are a reduction of hepatic cholesterol stores and a reduction of total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and other triglycerides in the blood.
Ezetimibe-composed medication is used along with a low-cholesterol/low-fat diet and exercise to help lower cholesterol in the blood. Ezetrol may be used alone or with other drugs. Ezetimibe works by reducing the amount of cholesterol your body absorbs from your diet. Reducing cholesterol may help prevent strokes and heart attacks.
This mentioned medication treats high cholesterol conditions effectively. Ezetrol inhibits the absorption of cholesterol from the small intestine and decreases the amount of cholesterol normally available to liver cells, leading them to absorb more from circulation, thus lowering levels of circulating cholesterol.
This medication is available for oral consumption and in dosage as mentioned below:
- 10 mg: It is an oral drug to be administered as directed by the doctor, usually once daily with or without food
This medicine should not be taken if you have moderate to severe liver disease.
What is Ezetrol used for?
Ezetrol helps to lower cholesterol levels. It is used in people whose cholesterol levels are too high and when diet alone cannot lower these levels adequately.
How to take Ezetrol?
Ezetrol may be taken alone or with other cholesterol-lowering medicines known as HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (or statins), in addition to diet.
How Ezetrol works?
Ezetrol reduces elevated total cholesterol, LDL (bad) cholesterol, and triglycerides and increases HDL (good) cholesterol. Ezetrol works by decreasing the absorption of cholesterol in the small intestine. Statins lower cholesterol differently, by reducing the amount of cholesterol made in the liver.
How much to take Ezetrol?
The recommended dose is 10mg taken once a day, at any time of the day.
When to take Ezetrol?
Taking Ezetrol at the same time each day will have the best effect. It will also help you remember when to take the dose.
How long to take Ezetrol?
Ezetrol helps lower your cholesterol. It does not cure your condition. You may have to take cholesterol-lowering medicine for the rest of your life. If you stop taking Ezetrol, your cholesterol levels may rise again.