Information about Ezetimibe

    Ezetimibe uses

    Ezetimibe is used in the treatment of increased cholesterol levels in blood.

    How ezetimibe works

    Ezetimibe reduces the cholesterol absorption from the intestine and lowers the levels of cholesterol in the body.

    Common side effects of ezetimibe

    Joint pain, Sinus inflammation, Limb pain, Diarrhoea, Respiratory tract infection

    Available Medicine for Ezetimibe

    • ₹85 to ₹108
      Lupin Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹120
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹59
      Unichem Laboratories Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹72
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹58
      Troikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹125
      Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹122
      USV Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹120
      Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹66
      Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹122
      Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
      1 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Ezetimibe

    • Do not start ezetimibe, if you are allergic to ezetimibe or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
    • Do not start ezetimibe, if you have liver disease.
    • Avoid taking ezetimibe during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
    • Do not start or continue ezetimibe, if you are taking medications like cyclosporine, warfarin, phenprocoumon, acenocoumarol or fluindione, colestyramine, fibrates.
    • Ezetimibe can cause dizziness and, therefore, caution has to be taken before operating an automobile or machinery or engaging in activities requiring mental alertness and coordination.

    Frequently asked questions for Ezetimibe


    Q. Is Ezetimibe a bile acid sequestrent /statin?
    Ezetimibe belongs to a class of medication called as cholesterol absorption inhibitors. It is not a bile acid sequestrent or statin
    Q. Is Ezetimibe a generic drug / same as Ezetrol/Zetia?
    Yes, Ezetimibe is a generic name and Ezetrol/Zetia is the brand name of Ezetimibe
    Q. Is Ezetimibe safe?
    Ezetimibe is safe, if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
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    Q. How does Ezetimibe reduce cholesterol in the body?
    Ezetimibe prevents the absorption of cholesterol from the intestine into the blood
    Q. Does Ezetimibe cause weight gain, muscle pain, cancer, lowers triglyceride, increase HDL?
    Ezetimibe lowers triglyceride, increases the level of HDL in blood and has been found to reduce weight and cause muscle pain; however, cancer has not been reported.

    Content on this page was last updated on 22 August, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)