Ezetrol

Ezetrol

ezetimibe

Manufacturer:

Organon

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Ezetimibe
Indications/Uses
Alone or in combination w/ an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor (statin) as an adjunct to diet for the reduction of elevated total-C, LDL-C & Apo B in patients w/ primary hypercholesterolemia. In combination w/ fenofibrate as an adjunct to diet for the reduction of elevated total-C, LDL-C, Apo B & non-HDL-C in patients w/ mixed hyperlipidemia. In combination w/ atorvastatin or simvastatin for the reduction of elevated total-C & LDL-C in patients w/ homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia as an adjunct to other lipid-lowering treatments (eg, LDL apheresis) or if such treatments are unavailable. Adjunctive therapy to diet for the reduction of elevated sitosterol & campesterol levels in patients w/ homozygous familial sitosterolemia.
Dosage/Direction for Use
10 mg once daily. In concomitant use w/ bile acid sequestrants, administer ≥2 hr before or ≥4 hr after the administration of the bile acid sequestrant. Patient w/ chronic kidney disease & estimated GFR <60 mL/min/1.73 m2 Combination therapy w/ simvastatin Ezetrol 10 mg & simvastatin 20 mg once daily in the evening.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. In combination w/ a statin in patients w/ active liver disease or unexplained persistent elevations in serum transaminases. Co-administration w/ statins & fenofibrate during pregnancy & lactation.
Special Precautions
When co-administered w/ a statin, perform liver function tests at initiation of therapy & according to the recommendations of the statin. Discontinue use if myopathy is diagnosed or suspected. Increased risk of rhabdomyolysis. Not recommended to be co-administered w/ fibrates (other than fenofibrate). Concomitant use w/ cyclosporine. Gallbladder studies are indicated & alternative lipid-lowering therapy should be considered when cholelithiasis is suspected in patients receiving Ezetrol & fenofibrate. INR should be appropriately monitored if Ezetrol is added to warfarin, another coumarin anticoagulant or fluindione. Not recommended in patients w/ moderate or severe hepatic impairment. Pregnancy & lactation. Not recommended in childn <10 yr.
Adverse Reactions
Upper resp tract infection, diarrhea, arthralgia, pain in the extremity. Monotherapy: Sinusitis, dizziness, increased γ-glutamyltransferase. Co-administration w/ statins: Nasopharyngitis, myalgia, increased ALT/AST, fatigue, headache.
Drug Interactions
Decreased mean AUC w/ cholestyramine. Increased AUC of cyclosporine. Fibrates (other than fenofibrate) may increase cholesterol excretion into the bile, leading to cholelithiasis.
MIMS Class
Dyslipidaemic Agents
ATC Classification
C10AX09 - ezetimibe ; Belongs to the class of other lipid modifying agents.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Ezetrol tab 10 mg
Packing/Price
30's
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