Brand name: Ezetast 10/40 TM
Active ingredients: ezetimibe + atorvastatin
What it is used for
Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Ezetimibe/Atorvastatin is indicated in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) and a history of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) taking their maximum tolerated dose of atorvastatin and in need of additional lowering of LDL-C in the expectation of a modest further reduction in the risk of cardiovascular events following at least one year of therapy,Primary Hypercholesterolaemia Ezetimibe/Atorvastatin is indicated as adjunctive therapy to diet in patients with primary (heterozygous familial and non-familial) hypercholesterolaemia where use of a combination product is appropriate in those patients: not appropriately controlled with atorvastatin or ezetimibe alone; or already treated with atorvastatin and ezetimibe.,Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (HoFH) Ezetimibe/Atorvastatin is indicated in patients with HoFH. Patients may also receive adjunctive treatments (eg. LDL apheresis).
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Store in a Dry Place
- Shelf lifetime is 24 Months.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
White to off-white, capsule-shaped, biconvex, film-coated tablet debossed with 'AE' on one side and '3' on the other side
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on April 1, 2023. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient ezetimibe + atorvastatin
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems