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ezetimibe (Ezetrol)

Advice

Recommended for restricted use within NHS Scotland

RECOMMENDATION

Ezetimibe may be considered in combination with a statin for patients who have failed to reach target cholesterol levels despite treatment with titrated/optimised statins alone. It may also be considered as monotherapy where statins are inappropriate or poorly tolerated.

Drug Details

Drug Name: ezetimibe (Ezetrol)
SMC Drug ID: 61/03
Manufacturer: MSD/Schering Plough
Indication: Primary hypercholesterolaemia
BNF Category:
Sub Category: 2.12 Lipid-regulating drugs
Submission Type: Full submission
Status: Restricted
Date Advice Published: 8 September 2003

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