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Ezetimibe

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Ezetrol Adult

Ezetimibe - What is it for

​Ezetimibe belongs to the class of medications called cholesterol absorption inhibitors. It works by reducing the cholesterol absorbed in the small intestine. Ezetimibe lowers the amount of 'bad cholesterol' (low density lipoprotein or LDL-cholesterol) and 'fat' (triglyceride) as well as increase the amount of 'good cholesterol' (high density lipoprotein or HDL-cholesterol) in the blood.

High 'bad cholesterol' levels can cause your blood vessels to clog up and lead to chest pain (angina), heart attack or stroke. Hence, this medication may reduce your risk for heart attack and stroke.

Ezetimibe - Additional Information

  • Updated on Wednesday, October 28, 2020
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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