Full instructions, dosage information and potential known side effects are all available in the leaflet that comes with the prescription product. If you require any advice or assistance with placing your order, please donâ€™t hesitate to contact our team.
How do I take/use this medicine?
Take Ezetimibe exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
You may take Ezetimibe with or without food. Try to take it at the same time each day.
Ezetimibe must be taken regularly for it to be effective. Continue taking Ezetimibe even if there are signs of improvement. Do not stop taking Ezetimibe unless instructed by your doctor.
What should I take note of while using/taking this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you have kidney disease.
For as long as you are taking Ezetimibe, you will need to have regular blood tests to make sure that your liver function and cholesterol levels are normal. Your doctor will advise you about how often you need to have these blood tests.
Inform your doctor immediately if you experience muscle pain, weakness or tenderness especially if it is accompanied by fever or general body discomfort.
When should I not use this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you suffer from liver disease.
Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not breastfeed while being treated with Ezetimibe.
Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?
Why do I need this medicine?
Ezetimibe helps lower your cholesterol level.
Excessive cholesterol in your body can clog up your blood vessels. This can lead to many health problems such as strokes and heart disease, including heart attacks.
Ezetimibe is meant to be taken as part of a complete cholesterol management programme that should include exercise, a healthy diet and lifestyle.
What side effects could I experience?
Ezetimibe may cause dizziness. If you feel dizzy, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.
Other common side effects of Ezetimibe include stomach discomfort, diarrhoea, joint pain, tiredness and headache.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Can I take/use this with other medicines?
Alert your doctor if you are taking other cholesterol-lowering medicines or if you have previously taken other cholesterol-lowering medicines. Do not take cholesterol-lowering medicines such as fenofibrate or gemfibrozil together with Ezetimibe. Inform your doctor if you are taking or have previously taken cholesterol-lowering medicines like simvastatin, atorvastatin, pravastatin and others.
Do not take Ezetimibe at the same time as another cholesterol-lowering medicine known as cholestyramine. Cholestyramine could reduce the effectiveness of Ezetimibe when taken at the same time. If you are taking cholestyramine, take Ezetimibe at least 2 hours before or 4 hours after taking cholestyramine.
Alert your doctor if you are taking any other medicines such as those listed here:
- warfarin (a blood-thinning medicine)
- rifampicin (a TB medicine)
- ciclosporin (a medicine used for people with organ transplants or rheumatoid illness)
Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.