Zetia is an effective solution for the treatment of high cholesterol. It contains the main active ingredient Ezetimibe. It causes a decrease in the level of blood cholesterol. It is manufactured by the well-known pharmaceutical company, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. It is offered in a dosage of 10 mg and composed as a conventional tablet for oral consumption.
Manufacturer: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Active Ingredient: Active component of the mentioned medicine is Ezetimibe. It is a cholesterol absorption inhibitor that shows lipid-lowering activity. It appears to interact physically with cholesterol transporters in the small intestine. This active agent inhibits the intestinal absorption of cholesterol and related phytosterols. As a consequence, it causes a decrease in the level of blood cholesterol or an increase in the clearance of cholesterol from the bloodstream. Zetia reduces the hepatic cholesterol stores and reduces total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and other triglycerides in the blood.
Indications: This effective medicine is approved for the treatment of an elevated level of cholesterol in the blood. It should be used with a low cholesterol/low-fat diet and exercise to lower cholesterol in the blood.
It may be used alone or with other drugs that work by decreasing the amount of cholesterol the body absorbs from the diet. Decreasing cholesterol may help prevent strokes and heart attacks.
Action Mechanism: The action mechanism of this medicine depends on the active component of the medication. Zetia contains ezetimibe that blocks the amount of cholesterol absorbed from the intestines. This reduces cholesterol in the liver and blood.
Dosages: This cholesterol absorption inhibitor is available in a dosage as mentioned below:
- 10 mg: Take this tablet as directed by the doctor, usually once a day with or without food
Note: This medicine is contraindicated in pregnant women, it may inhibit the growth of fetus.