Cholesterol Drugs Slideshow Pictures
Reviewed by Jay W. Marks, MD on Friday, October 10, 2008
High cholesterol is a condition that can be
controlled with medication if natural methods to lower it fail.
Statins are a class of drugs that lower the level of
cholesterol by reducing the body's production of cholesterol.
Fibric acid (fibrates) lower blood triglyceride levels by inhibiting production in
the liver of VLDL and speeding up the removal of triglycerides from the blood.
Nicotinic acid (vitamin B3 or niacin) is most effective in increasing HDL cholesterol and modestly effective in lowering LDL cholesterol, and triglyceride levels.
Cholesterol absorption inhibitors work by
preventing the absorption of cholesterol from the intestine.
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