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Ezetrol functions as a cholesterol absorption inhibitor. It is available in tablets, which contain 10mg of the active ingredient ezetimibe. Ezetrol is prescribed to people who have struggled to lower their cholesterol with diet alone. It is often prescribed alongside a statin, a class of medicine that reduces cholesterol in a different way.
High cholesterol doesn’t present with any obvious symptoms, though if not managed, the condition can potentially lead to a number of serious circulatory problems. These can include heart attack and stroke. Considering the health implications, it is very important to be aware of your cholesterol levels. Lifestyle factors, such as fatty foods, alcohol, smoking, and a lack of exercise can all contribute to raised levels of cholesterol. High cholesterol can also be a consequence of other conditions, such as diabetes. Some people may be more prone to having high cholesterol due to family history.
We all need cholesterol in our bodies. At lower levels, it performs an essential role within the bloodstream. Cholesterol is used by the body to transport fat, which leads to healthy cell tissue growth. This is known as high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good” cholesterol. The required levels of good cholesterol are produced naturally in the liver. When there is an excess amount of cholesterol in the blood (due to poor diet and other lifestyle factors), these excess fats start to group together. This formation can cause blockages that stops blood from flowing freely. This is known as low-density lipoprotein or “bad” cholesterol.
Most cholesterol medication involves reducing the production of cholesterol in the liver. Ezetrol is different, in that it lowers the amount of cholesterol that the body takes in from food. This prevents excess low-density lipoprotein (“bad” cholesterol) from entering the bloodstream.
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The recommended dosage of Ezetrol is one 10mg tablet per day. The tablet should be swallowed whole with a sip of water. Ezetrol can be taken at any time during the day, but should be taken at the same time each day if possible. It is up to you whether or not you take Ezetrol with food.
High cholesterol medication is most effective when combined with a low-cholesterol diet and regular exercise. It will also help to reduce your consumption of tobacco and alcohol.
Not everyone will experience side effects when they take Ezetrol, however, if you do they can include:
When Ezetrol is used alone – diarrhoea, abdominal pain, fatigue
When used together with a statin – a headache, muscle problems, strain on the liver
If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.
Taking both Ezetrol and a statin will be unsuitable for you if:
Before taking Ezetrol, tell your GP about any other medical conditions or allergies. You will likely be advised to have a blood test before taking Ezetrol, to ensure that your liver is working properly.
Some other medicines may interact with Ezetrol. This could impact the effectiveness of either (or both) of the medicines. Otherwise, the combination could increase your risk of certain side effects. These medicines include:
Please read all packaging and the Patient Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.
The active ingredient contained in Ezetrol is:
Ezetrol also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:
Lactose monohydrate, Microcrystalline cellulose, Povidone, Croscarmellose sodium, Sodium laurilsulfate, Magnesium stearate.
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