Ezedoc 10 mg
Ezetimibe is a drug that is used along with various other lifestyle changes to lower the cholesterol levels in the body. It is a cholesterol lowering drug that prevents the body from absorbing more cholesterol and other sterols from the food you eat.
This drug can be used alone or along with statin drugs to lower the cholesterol levels. It is consumed along with a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet to fight high cholesterol. It is also used for the treatment of high blood sitosterol and campesterol.
High cholesterol levels are very harmful for the body. They are the welcome signal for various cardiovascular problems.it can also lead to kidney failure among other serious problems.
Understanding the drug:
How it works?
This is a cholesterol lowering drug that works by lowering the absorption of cholesterol in the intestine. If this medicine is used in combination with healthy diet and certain lifestyle changes like walking daily for 30 minutes, then it may give very good results in people with cholesterol problems.
Who should avoid this drug?
Ezetimibe should be avoided by those who:
- Allergic to this drug
- Are pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- Have a liver disease
- Have a kidney disease
- Have thyroid problem
What are the strengths available?
The drug Ezitimibe is available on our website in the following strength:
Ezedoc 10 mg
Who is the manufacturer?
This drug is manufactured by the famous pharmaceutical company Dynamics labs and is available on our website in the pack size of 30, 60 and 90 drugs.
How much to take?
Always take the dose as prescribed by the physician. It is very important to consume medicine timely. It may be taken with or without food in the morning or evening. The lipid determination test should be performed after 4 weeks of the therapy and then should be regularly done periodically.
How to take?
You must swallow the whole tablet with one glass full of water. Do not crush or chew it. All medications come with a patient leaflet. Refer the instructions in it for detailed information on that particular medication. Ezetimibe is usually taken once a day.
When to take?
Ezetimibe can be taken once in a day with or without food a day. It is best to take it at the same time daily because it shows best results and helps to remember when to take the drug.
For how long should it be taken?
You may need to take this medicine for a long period of time to keep high cholesterol levels in check. It is important to take the drug as instructed by your doctor. Abrupt discontinuation of medicine can cause adverse reactions. So before stopping the drug intake, always consult a physician first.
What if you overdose?
You may need urgent medical attention for which you should visit the nearest health care center or call the doctor immediately.
What if you miss the dose?
Take it as soon as possible if it’s not too late, but if it is less than 12 hrs left for your next dose, then skip the dose and take your next dose at the correct time. Do not double up the dose to compensate for the missed one.
What are the side effects?
All medicines have their side effects, sometimes they are serious, but most of the times they are not. You may need medical help in case any of the following trouble arises:
- Pain in joints and muscles
- Muscle cramps/weakness
- Severe pain and tenderness in muscles
- Hair loss
- Interstitial lung disease
- Hot flushes
The information regarding the side effects of Ezetimibe given is not complete or exhaustive. If you get any other serious side effects (other than those listed here) due to this medication, contact your doctor right away.
What are the drug interactions?
This drug should not be taken along with Cyclosporine, as it tends to increase the side effects of Simvastatin-Ezetimibe by seven folds. Simultaneous administration of Warfarin and Simvastatin-Ezetimibe can increase the risk of bleeding disorders. Don’t take antacid along with this drug as it decreases the absorption of Simvastatin-Ezetimibe. Drugs like Nicotinic acid and Gemfibrozil when taken along with Simvastatin-Ezetimibe may cause liver or muscle injury. The other common drugs that may interact with Simvastatin-Ezetimibe are:
- Antifungal drugs
- Ranolazine etc.
Things to remember while taking this drug:
- Avoid a high fat diet and alcohol while taking this medicine.
- Also avoid grapefruit and grapefruit based products while taking Ezetimibe
- Try to involve in daily exercise and healthy diet in your daily routine
- Keep a complete record of all the medicines you are taking along with this medicine
- Always take low cholesterol diet, eat fibrous foods and fruits and do physical exercise as it will give enhanced results in lowering high levels of lipids
- Increase the intake of fibrous products like Apples, bananas and peach as it will really help you to cut down on saturated fat
|US Brand Name||Zetia|
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