Ezetimibe is a combination of two medicines: ezetimibe and simvastatin.
Ezetimibe is prescribed for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia.
Without a Prescription
Ezetimibe is prescribed to lower the amount of fatty material in the blood- triglycerides and LDL cholesterol-that can build up on artery walls and block blood flow.
The usual dose is one 10/20 tablet containing 10mg of ezetimibe and 20mg of simvastatin taken once a day in the evening.
CHILDREN 10 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER
The dose is 10mg once a day in the evening. The dosage may be increased every 4 weeks, as determined by the doctor, up to a maximum of 40mg a day.
Side effects may include:
- Upper respiratory infection;
- Swelling of the face lips throat or tongue;
- Sore throat cough stuffy or runny nose;
- Skin itching or rash;
- Rust-colored urine or decreased urine;
- Numbness or pain in the hands or feet;
- Nausea stomach pain diarrhea;
- Muscle tenderness or pain or weakness with flu-like symptoms fever;
- Muscle pain tenderness or weakness;
- Inflammation of the pancreas;
- Inflammation of the liver;
- Inflammation of the gallbladder;
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing or rash;
- Blurred vision;
- Back pain joint pain;
- Allergic reaction;
- Simvastatinum [Latin];
- Simvastatine [French];
- Simvastatina [Spanish];
- Simvastatin [Usan:Ban:Inn];
Ezetimibe is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to any component of Ezetimibe.
Ezetimibe is contraindicated during pregnancy and in nursing mothers.
Ezetimibe is contraindicated if you are allergic to either ezetimibe or simvastatin.
Ezetimibe is contraindicated if you have liver disease or if blood tests suggest a liver problem.
Ezetimibe is contraindicated if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or have missed a period.
Inform your pharmacist if you are taking any of the following medicines:
- HIV medicines;