Which medications in the drug class Antilipemic Agent, 2-Azetidinone are used in the treatment of Sitosterolemia (Phytosterolemia)?

Updated: May 24, 2019
  • Author: Robert D Steiner, MD; Chief Editor: Luis O Rohena, MD, MS, FAAP, FACMG  more...
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Antilipemic Agent, 2-Azetidinone

These agents inhibit dietary cholesterol absorption from the small intestine.

Ezetimibe (Zetia)

First in new class of cholesterol-lowering agents that inhibits intestinal absorption of cholesterol. Targets the sterol transporter, Niemann-Pick C1-Like 1 (NPC1L1), which is involved in the intestinal uptake of cholesterol and phytosterols.

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