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I am taking Ezetrol cholesterol lowering medicine – will Benecol products help lower my cholesterol levels further?


The plant stanols in Benecol are unlikely to have much added effect if you are taking Ezetrol cholesterol lowering medication.

This is because its’ active ingredient ezetimibe works in a similar way to plant stanols by partially blocking the absorption of cholesterol (both cholesterol produced by your body naturally and the cholesterol found in our food) in the gut.

So, less cholesterol makes its way into your bloodstream. If you’re taking Ezetrol cholesterol lowering medication, you should discuss your individual needs with your doctor to find the optimum solution to cholesterol lowering for you.