Ezetimibe is a drug that is used to help lower the levels of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood stream. This medication is for those who have trouble controlling their cholesterol on their own. It can be used by itself or mixed with a statin. Ezetimibe lowers the amount of cholesterol that your body absorbs from your daily diet.It is important that you stick to a healthy diet and exercise regime while taking ezetimibe. Ezetimibe cannot lower cholesterol by itself. It also may be less effective in significantly overweight patients. Be sure to follow your doctor's directions thoroughly while taking this medication.