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Bempedoic Acid-Ezetimibe

Pronounced

"BEM-pe-DOE-ik AS-id/e-ZET-i-mibe"

Uses

This combination medication is used along with a proper diet and other medications to help lower "bad" cholesterol (such as LDL) in the blood. Bempedoic acid works by reducing the amount of cholesterol made by the liver. Ezetimibe works by reducing the amount of cholesterol your body absorbs from your diet. Lowering "bad" cholesterol may help to decrease the risk of heart disease and help prevent strokes and heart attacks.

In addition to eating a proper diet (such as a low-cholesterol/low-fat diet), other lifestyle changes that may help this medication work better include exercising, losing weight if overweight, and stopping smoking. Consult your doctor for more details.

How to Use This Medication

Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking this product and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. The manufacturer directs to swallow this medication whole. However, many similar drugs (immediate-release tablets) can be split/crushed. Follow your doctor's directions on how to take this medication.

If taking a bile acid sequestrant (such as cholestyramine, colestipol), take this product at least 2 hours before or 4 hours after taking the bile acid sequestrant. These products may bind to ezetimibe, preventing your body from fully absorbing the drug.

Take this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use it at the same time each day. Keep taking this medication even if you feel well. Most people with high cholesterol do not feel sick.

It is very important to continue to follow your doctor's advice about diet and exercise. It may take up to 12 weeks before you get the full benefit of this drug.

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