What is Ezetrol 10mg?
Ezetrol is a medicine that helps to lower high cholesterol. It works to lower overall cholesterol levels and especially the bad cholesterol (LDL cholesterol) which can build up in the walls of the arteries if cholesterol levels are too high.
Ezetrol also lowers triglycerides, which are a fatty substance found in the blood, and helps to increase the good kind of cholesterol, HDL cholesterol.
How does Ezetrol work?
Ezetrol contains an active ingredient called ezetimibe, which reduces the cholesterol absorbed by the digestive tract. It’s important to maintain a healthy diet that’s low in cholesterol when you are taking this medication.
Ezetrol works well alongside medicines called statins, which are also prescribed to lower cholesterol.
How do you take Ezetrol?
It’s important to always take Ezetrol as directed by your doctor or pharmacist, and continue taking it until your doctor tells you to stop.
The recommended dose for Ezetrol is one 10mg tablet per day. It can be taken with or without food but should always be swallowed with water.
If Ezetrol has been prescribed alongside a statin, you can take both together. If your doctor has prescribed Ezetrol alongside a medicine containing the active ingredient colestyramine or anything containing bile acid sequestrant, you should take Ezetrol at least 2 hours before or 4 hours after the other medicine.
How effective is Ezetrol?
When taken as prescribed, Ezetrol is a clinically proven treatment to reduce high cholesterol.
To help the effectiveness of Ezetrol and maintain good cholesterol levels, there are a number of things you can do. Eat a healthy diet that’s low in saturated fat and includes a variety of fruits and vegetables. Avoid smoking, drink alcohol in moderation and exercise regularly to try to maintain a healthy weight.
What are the side effects of Ezetrol?
Like all medicines, Ezetrol can cause side effects, although not everyone will experience them. The most common side effects of Ezetrol are:
- Abdominal pain
Ezetimibe side effects can vary when medications are taken alongside statins, so see the patient information leaflet for a full list of Ezetrol side effects.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Ezetrol a statin?
No, Ezetrol isn’t a statin, but it is frequently prescribed alongside a statin. The active ingredient in Ezetrol is ezetimibe.
What is ezetimibe?
Ezetimibe is the active ingredient in Ezetrol. It works to reduce the amount of cholesterol absorbed in the digestive tract.
What is Ezetrol used for?
Ezetrol is a medicine that is used to lower high levels of cholesterol.