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How does ezetimibe increase hdl-c?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: It doesn't

I'm not familiar w/ezetimibe raising hdl, just lowering LDL by inhibiting cholesterol absorption.
Check out www.Zetia.Com & http://www.Merck.Com/product/usa/pi_circulars/z/zetia/zetia_pi.Pdf for more info.

In brief: It doesn't

I'm not familiar w/ezetimibe raising hdl, just lowering LDL by inhibiting cholesterol absorption.
Check out www.Zetia.Com & http://www.Merck.Com/product/usa/pi_circulars/z/zetia/zetia_pi.Pdf for more info.
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine

In brief: It Does Not-only LDL

Zeta, aka ezetimibe, is a selective cholesterol absorption inhibitor. By itself, it typically does little to either blood cholesterol or lipoproteins concentrations, because internal production of cholesterol, body wide, simply increases to compensate (similar to vegan diet).
However, if added to a statin, it typically lowers cholesterol, ldl-c & most importantly ldl-p, measured in nmol/l.

In brief: It Does Not-only LDL

Zeta, aka ezetimibe, is a selective cholesterol absorption inhibitor. By itself, it typically does little to either blood cholesterol or lipoproteins concentrations, because internal production of cholesterol, body wide, simply increases to compensate (similar to vegan diet).
However, if added to a statin, it typically lowers cholesterol, ldl-c & most importantly ldl-p, measured in nmol/l.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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