Ezetimibe- Indications, Dosage, Contraindications, ADRs

Category of Drug Ezetimibe is Lipid-Lowering Drug
Mechanism of Action 
Indications Ezetimibe is used for
1. Hypercholesterolemia
2. Hyperlipidaemias
3. Homozygous familial sitosterolaemia
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
Available dosage forms TABLETS
Contraindications 1. Hypersensitivity
2. Children below 10 years
3. Pregnancy
4. Interactions
5. lactation
6. Moderate to severe liver disease or unexplained serum transaminase elevation
7. Acute pancreatitis
Precautions 1. Renal or mild hepatic impairment
2. Immediately discontinue ezetimibe and any
H mg-CoA reductase inhibitor or fibrates if
myopathy is diagnosed
Adverse Effects 1. Diarrhoea, sinusitis
2. Pharyngitis
3. Cough
4. Arthralgia
5. Myalgia
6. Respiratory infection and fatigue
7. Hepatitis/increased serum transaminases
8. Increased creatinine phosphokinase
9. Myopathy/rhabdomyolysis
10. Headache
11. Nausea
12. Rash
13. Dizziness
Pregnancy Category C

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