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Brand name: Ezetrol TM

Active ingredients: ezetimibe

What it is used 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).

How to take it

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  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • See Product information for shelf life
  • Lifetime is 36 Months.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

White to off-white, capsule-shaped tablet debossed with "414" on one side.

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Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient ezetimibe

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.

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