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What is Ezetrol?

Ezetrol is a type of mediation which lowers the level of cholesterol in adults.

It specifically lowers the levels of LDL cholesterol, known as “bad” cholesterol, and raises levels of HDL cholesterol, known as “good” cholesterol.

Your doctor may prescribe Ezetrol (ezetimibe) alongside another cholesterol lowering drug called a statin, such as simvastatin or pravastatin. All cholesterol lowering drugs are more effective when taken with a healthy diet low in saturated fats and triglycerides.

Ezetrol is a brand of ezetimibe from Organon Pharma - a spin-off company under the ownership of the American pharmaceutical company Merck & Co.

You can buy Ezetrol online from Prescription Doctor's UK pharmacy. To begin your order, simply press the green button and fill out or medical form for one of our doctors to review. If the doctor approves your order before 3pm on a weekday, our UK pharmacy can dispense and dispatch your item the same day via a discreet next-day delivery.


What is High Cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a type of fat (lipid), which is made by your liver and found in certain types of food. Cholesterol is necessary for good health, however, high levels of cholesterol can cause health problems.

High cholesterol is caused when you have too much of a fatty substance called cholesterol in your body. High levels of cholesterol in your bloodstream can build up in your blood vessel walls, causing blockages.

This can lead to serious health issues if left untreated, such as an increased risk of having a stroke and heart disease.

It is important to get your cholesterol level checked regularly, especially if you are over the age of 40 or have underlying medical conditions such as diabetes.

With Prescription Doctor, you can buy a home cholesterol level test online. Our rapid test kit gives you accurate results in just a few minutes.


How does Ezetrol work?

Ezetrol contains ezetimibe, which is a cholesterol absorption inhibitor. It works by stopping cholesterol from being absorbed into the bloodstream via the small intestine.

It also blocks cholesterol from the bile duct, that is released into the intestine, from being reabsorbed back into the bloodstream.

By taking Ezetrol, the levels of cholesterol in your bloodstream will reduce.

How long does Ezetrol take to work?

It may take up to 2 weeks for ezetimibe, the active ingredient of Ezetrol, to effectively lower your cholesterol level.

You may not notice any change in how you feel, though you should continue to take Ezetrol as prescribed by your doctor.


How Do I Take Ezetrol?

Always follow the directions on your prescription label.

Ezetrol tablets are usually taken once daily.

Swallow one Ezetrol tablet whole with a glass of water.

Ezetrol tablets can be taken with or without food.

Do not crush or chew Ezetrol tablets.

If you have any doubts about how or when to take Ezetrol, speak to your doctor or ask a pharmacist for advice.

What should I do if I forget to take Ezetrol when I should?

If you forget to take Ezetrol when you should, do not take a double dose to make up for it. Just skip the missed dose and take your normal dose of Ezetimibe the next day.

What should I do if I take too much Ezetrol?

If you take too much Ezetimibe, contact your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible.

Taking more Ezetrol will not treat your high cholesterol any faster, but may increase your risk of side effects.


Ezetrol Side Effects and Cautions

Before taking Ezetrol, familiarise yourself with the patient information leaflet which comes enclosed with your treatment.

The patient information leaflet for Ezetrol can be viewed online.

If you have any concerns about the information presented in the patient information leaflet, discuss them with your doctor or speak to a pharmacist.

Side effects

All medicines carry the risk of side effects, although not everybody who takes Ezetrol will experience them.

Side effects of Ezetrol may include:

  • abdominal pain
  • chest pain
  • coughing
  • decreased appetite
  • diarrhoea
  • fatigue
  • flatulence
  • heartburn
  • high blood pressure
  • hot flushes
  • indigestion
  • joint pain
  • muscle pain
  • muscle spasms
  • nausea (feeling sick)
  • neck pain

This is not an exhaustive list of side effects associated with Ezetrol. Read the patient information leaflet for a full list of side effects.

If you experience any side effects after taking Ezetrol, inform your doctor right away.

Allergies

Do not take Ezetrol if you are allergic to ezetimibe or any of the other ingredients listed in the patient information leaflet.

Ezetrol contains lactose. Speak to your doctor before taking Ezetrol if you have been told that you are intolerant to some sugars (lactose intolerance).

If you notice the signs of an allergic reaction after taking Ezetrol, stop taking the medicine and seek immediate medical attention. Go straight to your nearest accident and emergency department. Remember to take the packaging leaflet and any remaining medicine with you, so that doctors treating you know exactly what you took.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Do not take Ezetrol if you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

It is not known whether Ezetrol is safe for using during pregnancy or whilst breastfeeding.

If you become pregnant while taking Ezetrol, inform your doctor straight away.

Speak to your doctor for further advice.

Other safety information

Inform our online prescribers of all medicines you are currently taking, including those bought over the counter, as well as health and herbal supplements.

Do not take Ezetrol past the expiry date printed on the packaging.

Never throw away Ezetrol tablets via household or water waste, as this can damage the environment. Instead, take any unwanted or expired medicine to your local pharmacy and ask them to dispose of it for you.

Always store Ezetrol tablets out of sight and reach from children and pets.

Never share Ezetrol tablets that have been prescribed for you with anybody else, even if they are experiencing the same symptoms or have been diagnosed with the same condition as you.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I drink alcohol while taking Ezetrol?

You can drink alcohol while taking Ezetrol however, you should limit your alcohol consumption while taking cholesterol lowering drugs.

Will Ezetrol impact my ability to drive or operate machinery?

Ezetrol is unlikely to impact your ability to drive or operate machinery. If you do become dizzy or notice any symptoms which might affect your ability to drive or operate machinery, avoid such activities until you feel well enough to do so.

How long will I need to take Ezetrol for?

You would normally continue taking Ezetrol for the rest of your life. You should not stop taking Ezetrol without first speaking to your doctor.

Will Ezetrol affect my contraception?

Ezetrol should not interefere with your contraception, including the combined pill or the morning after pill.

If you experience vomiting or diarrhoea after taking Ezetrol, check the patient information leaflet for your pill for information on what to do if you experience diarrhoea or vomiting.


Sources

Organon Pharma UK, 2020. Ezetrol 10mg Tablets: Summary of Product Characteristics.

NHS, 2019. Ezetimibe.

Treatment information

  • Product Name: Ezetrol
  • Manufacturer: Merck Sharp & Dohme
  • Active Ingredient(s): Ezetimibe
  • Administration: Oral
  • Presentation: Tablets
  • Available Strength: 10mg
  • Exemption: Prescription only
  • Dosage: Take 1 tablet daily
  • Drug Class: Cholesterol absorption inhibitor
  • Alcohol Consumption: Drink in moderation while taking Ezetrol
  • When Pregnant: Do not take Ezetrol if you are pregnant
  • When Breastfeeding: Do not take Ezetrol if you are breastfeeding
Click here to view the Ezetrol - Patient Information Leaflet

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