- What is ezetimibe, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for ezetimibe?
- Is ezetimibe available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for ezetimibe?
- What are the side effects of ezetimibe?
- What is the dosage for ezetimibe?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with ezetimibe?
- Is ezetimibe safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about ezetimibe?
What is ezetimibe, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
Ezetimibe is an oral drug that is used for the treatment of elevated blood cholesterol. The most commonly used class of drugs for lowering cholesterol levels, the statins, act by preventing the production of cholesterol by the liver. Ezetimibe has a different mechanism of action and lowers blood cholesterol by reducing the absorption of cholesterol from the intestine. It does not affect the absorption of triglycerides or fat-soluble vitamins. The FDA approved ezetimibe in October 2002.
What brand names are available for ezetimibe?
Is ezetimibe available as a generic drug?
GENERIC AVAILABLE: No
Do I need a prescription for ezetimibe?
What are the side effects of ezetimibe?
The most common side effects of ezetimibe are:
Other important side effects include:
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