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Brand name: Ezetrol

Ezetrol is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) ezetimibe. On this page you will find out more about Ezetrol, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: ezetimibe

Information for medicine and pack size:
Ezetrol 10 mg tablet, 30

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

Adults ( greater than or equal to 18 Years) Primary Hypercholesterolaemia EZETROL administered alone, or with an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor (statin), is indicated as adjunctive therapy to diet in patients with primary (heterozygous familial and non-familial) hypercholesterolaemia.,Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (HoFH) EZETROL, administered with a statin, is indicated for patients with HoFH. Patients may also receive adjunctive treatments (e.g., LDL apheresis).,Homozygous Sitosterolaemia (Phytosterolaemia) EZETROL is indicated for the reduction of elevated sitosterol and campesterol levels in patients with homozygous familial sitosterolaemia.,Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease EZETROL, is indicated for administration in combination with the maximum tolerated dose of a statin with proven cardiovascular benefit in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) and a history of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) 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 (see Clinical Trials).,Children and Adolescents 10-17 Years (pubertal status: boys Tanner Stage II and above and girls who are at least one year post-menarche),Heterozygous Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (HeFH) EZETROL co-administered with simvastatin (doses up to 40 mg) is indicated as an adjunctive therapy to diet in adolescent patients (10-17 years old) with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia where use of a combination product is appropriate: - Patients not appropriately controlled with a statin or ezetimibe alone - Patients already treated with a statin and ezetimibe,Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (HoFH) EZETROL co-administered with simvastatin (doses up to 40 mg) is indicated in adolescent patients (10-17 years old) with HoFH. Patients may also receive adjunctive treatments (e.g. LDL apheresis).

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance White to off-white, capsule-shaped tablet debossed with "414" on one side.

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Dosage Form Tablet
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
10 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
30 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
5 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions See Product information for shelf life
Life time 36 Months
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 March 2018

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