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.
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
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.
SIDE EFFECTS OF EZEDOC 10MG:
Pain in joints and muscles
Severe pain and tenderness in muscles
Interstitial lung disease
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 ofWarfarin 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:
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
Ezedoc 10 Tablet should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. You can take it at any time of day but try to take it at the same time each day. Most people with high cholesterol do not feel ill, but if you stop taking this medicine, your condition could get worse. This may lead to your cholesterol levels rising up again and increase your risk of heart disease and stroke.
It is important to have your cholesterol levels checked regularly. This medicine is only one part of a treatment program which should also include a healthy diet, regular exercise, smoking cessation, moderation of alcohol intake and weight reduction. You can eat normally while taking this medicine, but try to avoid foods that are high in fat.
Common side effects of this medicine include joint pain and diarrhea. Before taking this medicine its better to let your doctor know about all the other medicines that are prescribed to you. This medicine should be taken with caution if you are suffering from any kidney or liver disease. Also, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should not take this medicine without consulting the doctor.
USES OF EZEDOC TABLET
- High cholesterol
BENEFITS OF EZEDOC TABLET
In High cholesterol
SIDE EFFECTS OF EZEDOC TABLET
Common side effects of Ezedoc
- Joint pain
- Sinus inflammation
- Upper respiratory tract infection
- Pain in extremity
HOW TO USE EZEDOC TABLET
HOW EZEDOC TABLET WORKS
Use of Ezedoc 10 Tablet is not recommended in patients with moderate to severe liver disease.