Description

Ezetimibe is in a new class of lipid-lowering compounds that selectively inhibit the intestinal absorption of cholesterol. The molecular target of ezetimibe is the sterol transporter, Niemann-Pick C1-Like 1 (NPC1L1), which is responsible for the intestinal uptake of cholesterol.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Ezetimibe
C Cardiovascular system → C10 Lipid modifying agents → C10A Lipid modifying agents, plain → C10AX Other lipid modifying agents

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