- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Ezetrol* used for?
Generic for Ezetrol* (Ezetimibe) is prescribed to lower cholesterol in people with high cholesterol levels (primary hypercholesterolemia). This cholesterol-lowering medication is used in combination with a regimen of diet, exercise, and weight loss. By decreasing the absorption of cholesterol in the small intestine, Ezetimibe lowers high cholesterol levels in the blood. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Ezetrol*?
The dosage of Generic for Ezetrol* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. The following dosage information includes the common dose of Generic for Ezetrol*. If your dose is different, do not follow the dosage described below unless your physician has approved.
The recommended dosage of Generic for Ezetrol* is 10 milligrams tablet once a day. It may be taken with or without food, preferably at the same time each day.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Ezetrol*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Ezetrol* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Ezetrol*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an Overdose of Generic for Ezetrol*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Ezetrol*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Ezetrol*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Ezetrol*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Ezetrol*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Ezetrol* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Ezetrol* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Ezetrol* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Ezetrol* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Ezetrol* can cause side effects such as cough, dizziness, headache, joint pain, back pain, fatigue, stomach pain, and chest pain. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Ezetrol*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Ezetrol*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Ezetrol* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Ezetrol*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Ezetrol*?
How will Generic for Ezetrol* work in my body?
How should Generic for Ezetrol* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Ezetrol* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Ezetrol* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.