What are Ezetrol 10mg Tablets?
Ezetrol 10mg Tablets are used to lower high cholesterol levels in the body, reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes. They can also be prescribed to people with a heart condition in order to further reduce heart attack and stroke risk.
Ezetrol 10mg Tablets contain ezetimibe. This compound prevents the body absorbing cholesterol from food, therefore lowering your cholesterol level.
Ezetrol 10mg Tablets are only available on prescription from your doctor and you should only use these tablets as advised to by your doctor. You can obtain this prescription online from HealthExpress.
How do Ezetrol 10mg Tablets work?
Cholesterol is a type of fat known as a lipid, which our bodies produce naturally from the food we consume. High cholesterol levels can lead to a narrowing of your blood vessels, increasing stroke and heart attack risk.
Ezetrol 10mg Tablets contain ezetimibe, a cholesterol absorption inhibitor. This stops the body from absorbing cholesterol from food and is usually prescribed in conjunction with a healthy, cholesterol-reducing diet.
Doctors often prescribe these tablets in combination with statins to boost their effect. Statins work differently to Ezetrol 10mg Tablets, preventing the liver from producing cholesterol.
Ezetrol 10mg Tablets should not be used if you are allergic to ezetimibe, or any of the other ingredients. If you experience an allergic reaction, stop using this medication immediately and contact your doctor.
How to use Ezetrol 10mg Tablets
- Always take this medicine exactly as directed by your doctor
- Take 1 tablet once per day, with or without food
- You can take these tablets at any time of day
- You should follow the cholesterol-reducing diet recommended by your doctor while taking this medicine
- Always take Ezetrol 10mg Tablets regularly until your doctor tells you to stop; if you stop taking them, your cholesterol levels will start to rise again
- Do not take more Ezetrol 10mg Tablets than prescribed
What dosages are available for Ezetrol 10mg Tablets?
There is only one dosage available for Ezetrol 10mg Tablets. These tablets contain 10mg of ezetimibe, a medicine used to lower high cholesterol levels.
Ezetrol 10mg Tablets come boxes of 28 and are only available on prescription from your doctor.
What are the side effects of Ezetrol 10mg Tablets?
Side effects most regularly reported include: abdominal pain; fatigue; flatulence; and, diarrhoea. Potential side effects reported less often include: nausea; hot flushes; raised blood pressure; decreased appetite; and, chest pains.
If you notice any concerning or persistent side effects - especially potentially more severe side effects, such as muscle pain, tenderness or weakness - contact your doctor.
What are the precautions/interactions of Ezetrol 10mg Tablets?
If you have been prescribed colestipol, colestyramine or another bile acid sequestrant, you should either take Ezetrol 10mg Tablets at least 2 hours before, or 4 hours after, taking this medicine.
Ingesting them within a shorter timeframe could cause Ezetrol 10mg Tablets to be less effective.
Speak to your doctor if you are taking ciclosporin, as this can increase the absorption of ezetimibe.
If Ezetrol 10mg Tablets are taken with fibrate medicines, you may be more likely to develop gallstones.
If you are taking warfarin or another anticoagulant medicine, you should always have your INR (blood-clotting time) monitored regularly. This is to ensure Ezetrol 10mg Tablets do not adversely affect the anticoagulant properties of the medicine.
These tablets contain lactose. You should speak with your doctor before using if you are galactose intolerant, prone to glucose-galactose malabsorption or have a Lapp lactase deficiency.
Ezetrol 10mg Tablets should not be prescribed for children under 6 years of age. The risks for children aged 6-17 have not yet been established.
Avoid taking these tablets in combination with statins during pregnancy, as statins can be harmful to the baby. Pregnant women should only take Ezetrol 10mg Tablets if their doctor considers it essential, as the potential risks for this group are yet to be established.
It is also not clear whether ezetimibe can pass into breast milk. You should speak to your doctor before using Ezetrol 10mg Tablets if you are breastfeeding.
How to buy Ezetrol 10mg Tablets online
To buy Ezetrol 10mg Tablets online, begin by completing a consultation to be reviewed by our doctor. This is short and consists of medical questions to ensure Ezetrol is effective and safe for you to use.
Once reviewed and approved, we delivered straight to your door. On orders approved by 4:30pm Monday to Friday, this will be free next-day delivery unless you have stated otherwise. We also offer a nominated day delivery meaning you're in control of when and where your medication is sent. Lastly, there is the UPS pick-up if you'd prefer collecting from a local shop in-person.