Ezetrol is a medication that helps to reduce bad cholesterol in the body. This medication is a popular medication manufactured by the leading pharmaceutical company, MSD Intl Gmbh. It contains an active ingredient, Ezetimibe. Given medication is composed as a conventional tablet form and available in a dosage 10 mg. It also helps to prevent strokes and heart attacks.
Manufacturer: MSD Intl Gmbh
Active Ingredient: This given medicine contains Ezetimibe as an active ingredient. This active component is an azetidinone 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.
Indications: 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.
Action Mechanism: This mentioned medication treats high cholesterol condition in 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.
Dosages: 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
Note: This medicine should not be taken if you have moderate to severe liver disease.