Proper Use

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

Take this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, and do not use it for a longer time than your doctor ordered.

In addition to this medicine, your doctor may change your diet to one that is low in fat, sugar, and cholesterol. Carefully follow your doctor's orders about any special diet.

Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush, break, chew, or dissolve it.

If you are taking certain medicines to lower cholesterol (eg, cholestyramine, colesevelam, colestipol, Questran®, Welchol®), take Liptruzet™ 2 hours before or 4 hours after taking these medicines.

Do not drink more than 1.2 liters of grapefruit juice per day.

Do not drink large amounts of alcohol with this medicine. This could cause unwanted effects on the liver.

This medicine comes with a patient information insert. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For oral dosage form (tablets):
    • For high cholesterol and triglycerides:
      • Adults—At first, one tablet per day. Your doctor may increase your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 10 milligrams (mg) of ezetimibe and 80 mg of atorvastatin.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH):
      • Adults—One tablet per day. Each tablet contains 10 milligrams (mg) of ezetimibe and 40 mg of atorvastatin or 10 mg of ezetimibe and 80 mg of atorvastatin.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Storage

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep your medicine in the foil pouch until you are ready to use it. After opening the foil pouch, store it in a dry place and protect from moisture and light. Once a tablet is removed, slide the blister card back into its plastic case. Throw away any unused tablets 30 days after opening the foil pouch.