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What is Ezetrol?

Ezetrol decreases the body’s ability to absorb cholesterol through the digestive system and lowers cholesterol levels in patients.

Ezetrol tablets are used in conjunction with other precautions such as healthy diet and exercise to lower cholesterol. Ezetrol may be used with additional cholesterol lowering medicines called statins when the therapy fails to produce desired results.

How Does Ezetrol Work?

Ezetrol Ezetimibe comes from the group of drugs called cholesterol absorption inhibitors, which reduce cholesterol levels by lowering your body's capacity of cholesterol absorption from your digestive system.

The active ingredient in Ezetrol tablets is Ezetimibe, a cholesterol absorption inhibitor. Ezetimibe prevents the absorption of cholesterol to your bloodstream from the small intestine. The medicine also stops the reabsorption of cholesterol into the blood stream through the bile duct. This leads to lowering in cholesterol levels.

Other cholesterol-lowering medications such as Statin are used with Ezetimibe to boost the cholesterol reducing effect.

What Are the Benefits of Taking Ezetrol?

The main benefits of Ezetrol are:

  • It helps reduce cholesterol levels in patients who have high cholesterol levels due to genetics or due to their diet or lifestyle.
  • Treating a rare disease that is inherited and which raises plant sterol levels.
  • Reduces the chances of having a heart attack in people with various heart diseases.

How Do I Use Ezetrol?

Ezetrol is an oral tablet that needs to be taken orally once a day, any time of the day. However, it is recommended that it should be taken at the same time every day as it helps develop the habit.

You can take Ezetrol with or without any food intake. Ezetrol is prescribed as a long-term treatment, which requires to be taken regularly to help control cholesterol levels. The treatment is used with exercise and healthy diet control to maintain healthy cholesterol levels.

Ezetrol Dosage

The recommended dosage of Ezetimibe in adults and children aged 10 or older is 10 mg once a day. However, many different factors can affect the dosage needed by individuals. You should be taking the dosage prescribed by your doctor.

In case of a missed dose, you can leave it and take one the next. Taking a double dose is not advised.

Ezetrol Precautions and Side Effects

Side Effects

Side effects are common in all medications. However, most people may not experience any side effects or experience a mild version of them. Since everyone responds differently, it is important to inform your doctor in case of any adverse effects caused by the medication.

Possible effects of Ezetimibe include:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Excess gas resulting in flatulence
  • Fatigue
  • Abnormal liver function
  • Nausea
  • Chest pains
  • Abdominal pain
  • High BP
  • Muscle spasms

Other less common effects include:

  • Constipation
  • Dizziness and shortness of breath
  • Allergic reactions
  • Hepatitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallstones and gallbladder inflammation
  • Reduction in platelets
  • Depression

The side effects mentioned may not be a complete list. Find the complete list provided by the manufacturer or talk to your doctor about other possible side effects.

Warnings

For women who are pregnant or planning to conceive, Ezetrol may be harmful during pregnancy. Since the safety and adverse effects of Ezetimibe on pregnant women have not been established, it is essential to consult your doctor before starting Ezetrol during a pregnancy. The manufacturer advises against using it while breastfeeding. You should also inform your doctor if you have liver disease before taking Ezetrol.

Precautions     

Ezetrol keeps your cholesterol levels low as long as you take it daily. Skipping the medicine might cause cholesterol to rise again. It is important to pair this treatment with a healthy diet and exercise regime recommended by your doctor. The medicine is not to be used as a substitute for eating healthy and exercising.

In rare cases, Ezetimibe found in Ezetrol may have side effects on your muscles. Contact your doctor right away, if you feel muscular pain or weakness while on this medicine.

If you are taking a statin and Ezetrol together, you should have blood tests to monitor liver function before starting and throughout the treatment.

Caution is advised for women who become pregnant while on Ezetrol. Consult your doctor before continuing the treatment.

High-Risk Groups

High-risk groups for Ezetrol include:

  • People who are allergic to Ezetimibe or other ingredients in the medicine.
  • Pregnant women or women who are breastfeeding.
  • People with abnormal liver function or liver disease who are also on a statin.

Ezetrol Indications

Ezetrol is indicated to treat or prevent:

  • Different forms of high cholesterol caused by Primary Hypercholesterolaemia, Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolaemia, Homozygous Sitosterolaemia
  • Cardiovascular events such as heart attacks

How Do I Buy Ezetrol Online?

You can buy Ezetrol tablet online in UK by filling out a prescription form through [this website]. Follow the dosage strength and recommendations of your physician as any misuse or overdose of the drug can have potentially harmful effects on the body.

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