Ezetrol 10 mg
- Brand: MSD
- Product Code: MSD-EZT
- Availability: In Stock
Contain the active ingredient: Ezetimibe, which is type of medicine known as a cholesterol absorption inhibitor.
Ezetimibe works by stopping cholesterol and other plant sterols that that you eat from being absorbed into your bloodstream from the small intestine. It also prevents cholesterol that is released from the bile duct into the intestine from being reabsorbed back into the bloodstream. The overall result is a reduction in cholesterol levels in the blood.
Ezetimibe works in a different way to statins (which lower cholesterol by preventing its production by the liver) and so it can boost their cholesterol-lowering effect.
What is it used for?
Lowering high blood cholesterol levels that are a result of genetics (familial hypercholesterolaemia) or diet and lifestyle (primary hypercholesterolaemia).
Ezetrol is usually used in combination with a statin medicine, but may sometimes be used on its own for people who can't take a statin.
A cholesterol-lowering diet should be continued.
Treating a rare inherited disease where there are raised levels of plant sterols similar to cholesterol in the blood (homozygous sitosterolaemia or phytosterolaemia). In this case Ezetrol is used on its own, together with a cholesterol-lowering diet.
In people with heart disease who are already taking statins, Ezetrol may also be prescribed to help further reduce the risk of having a heart attack or stroke, needing surgery to improve blood supply to the heart, or being hospitalised for chest pain.
Size : 3x10's = 30 tablets/box