What is Ezemibe (Ezetimibe) used for?
Ezemibe (Ezetimibe) is an oral medication prescribed to treat patients with high levels of cholesterol. The medication operates by preventing the absorption of cholesterol in the intestines during the process of digestion. It is normally used along with a low cholesterol diet and regular exercise. Your doctor may also prescribe this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Ezemibe (Ezetimibe)?
Ezemibe (Ezetimibe) is normally taken once daily at a dosage of one tablet, but your individual instructions will be determined by your doctor based on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed along with a full cup of water and may be taken with or without food, although a meal or snack is recommended prior to use if you get an upset stomach. Never alter the form of the tablets by splitting or crushing them to avoid unintentionally destroying or changing the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Ezemibe (Ezetimibe)?
Some patients using Ezemibe (Ezetimibe) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor immediately if any serious side effects occur including severe nausea, muscle weakness, chest pain, pancreatitis, darkened urine, discoloured stools, or jaundice. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Ezemibe (Ezetimibe) should not be used to treat patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, lactose intolerant, who have unexplained raised results in liver function tests, or active liver disease. You are also suggested to inform your doctor about any chronic health conditions you have that may cause unexpected problems during treatment.
Strictly use Ezemibe (Ezetimibe) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Ezemibe (Ezetimibe) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.