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High Cholesterol Medication

12/29/2014
02:28 | Author: David Perry

Cholesterol medications
High Cholesterol Medication

Compare High Cholesterol medications. Comprehensive High Cholesterol drug options for consumers and professionals including user ratings, reviews and.

Data sources include Micromedex (updated Nov 28th, 2014), Cerner Multum (updated Dec 16th, 2014), Wolters Kluwer (updated Dec 5th, 2014) and others. To view content sources and attributions, refer to our editorial policy.

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Acquired lipid disorders is a group of disorders characterized by an excess of fatty substances, such as cholesterol, triglycerides, and lipoproteins present in the blood.

See 27 generic medications used to treat this condition.

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of High Cholesterol.

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Cholesterol Medications Statins, Nicotinic Acid, Bile Acid Resins

12/29/2014
04:16 | Author: Emma Coleman

Cholesterol medications
Cholesterol Medications Statins, Nicotinic Acid, Bile Acid Resins

Learn more from WebMD about medications to lower high cholesterol.

Nicotinic acid (niacin) is a B-complex vitamin. It's found in food, but is also available at high doses by prescription. It lowers LDL cholesterol and raises HDL cholesterol. The main side effects are flushing, itching, tingling and headache. Research has not shown that adding nicotinic acid to statin therapy is associated with a lower risk of heart disease. Examples of nicotinic acid medication include:

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Cholesterol Center A-Z List - A on

12/29/2014
06:24 | Author: Lauren Ross

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Cholesterol Center A-Z List - A on

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Cholesterol-Lowering Medications - Heart Health Center

12/29/2014
08:52 | Author: Emma Coleman

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Cholesterol-Lowering Medications - Heart Health Center

Learn about statins and other medications that can lower your LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels, giving your overall health a boost, at Everyday Health.

Cautions: Should not be taking by people with liver problems, pregnant women, or women who are trying to become pregnant.

Cholesterol absorption inhibitors. This newer type of cholesterol-lowering drug prevents the absorption of cholesterol from the intestine. It is most effective at lowering LDL cholesterol, but might also do some good lowering triglycerides and raising HDL cholesterol. The first drug of this type, ezetimibe or Zetia (Ezetimibe), was approved by the FDA in 2002.

Resins. Also known as bile acid sequestrants (or bile acid-binding drugs), resins work to rid more cholesterol from the intestines.

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Is Cholesterol Treatment Worth It?

12/29/2014
12:00 | Author: David Perry

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Is Cholesterol Treatment Worth It?

Medications, diet, exercise, or all three can usually manage cholesterol. So if diet and exercise can lower high cholesterol, is medication necessary?.

High cholesterol is often part of a package of health problems, perhaps with high blood pressure, heart disease, or even diabetes.

Statins are one of the most important cholesterol treatment advancements when it comes to extending and saving lives related to heart disease. "It used to be, 20 years ago, that once you had known heart disease you had a 10-year life expectancy; nowadays it's a normal life expectancy," says Stanley L. Hazen, MD, PhD, director for the Center for the Cardiovascular Diagnostics and Prevention at the Cleveland Clinic.

Statins are a proven method of protecting hearts and saving lives, and they require minimal cost and effort.

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