What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Ezetimibe?

(ez ET i mibe)

• This medicine is used to lower cholesterol and other harmful types of cholesterol in the body.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Do not take colestipol or cholestyramine within 4 hours of this medicine.

• If you have liver disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Avoid or limit alcohol intake (includes wine, beer, and liquor) to less than 3 drinks a day. Drinking too much alcohol may increase the risk of liver disease.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over several minutes from sitting or lying position. Be careful climbing.

• Headache.

• Belly pain.

• Joint pain.