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Drugs for Treatment of High Cholesterol

Are you searching for medications to treat 'High Cholesterol'? Welcome to this page which serves as an archive for medications that are relevant to the treatment of High Cholesterol. The page includes both the generic and brand names and can serve as an invaluable resource for healthcare professionals and individuals who wish to get an insight on different medication options.
Click on a medication below to view details including brand names, prices, dosages, side effects, and administration guidelines.
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High Cholesterol / Hypercholesterolemia

High cholesterol level in blood are a risk for heart disease and stroke. They get deposited in the wall of the arteries and clog the circulation posing a threat to life.

Brand Names and Generic Names of Drugs for Treatment of High Cholesterol

Astaxanthin



Astaxanthin is an antioxidant and a carotenoid that has potential benefits in Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, stroke,  high cholesterol, and an eye condition called age related macular degeneration

Trade Names :
HI-Q 300 (300mg/8mg) | Carnirich-M | Ovasafe | Prorac | Wasolvit Gold | EN-Q 300 | Eyetamin Gold | Fortify | Lenova-M | Rqual-Gold
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Atorvastatin



Atorvastatin is an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, also known as "statin”, prescribed for hyperlipidemia.

Trade Names :
Satin | Inovas -F | TG-Goal | Atamra F | Atorva -TG | Diplitor | Tonact TG | Axigrel AT | Lipikind -AM | Eze AM
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Bezafibrate



Bezafibrate is a fibrate drug, prescribed for high cholesterol in blood.

Trade Names :
Globez | Beza XL (F/C) (SR) | Beza -XL | Bezalip | Bezalip Retard 400mg Tablet PR | Bezalip (200mg) | Bezalip (400mg)
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Cholestyramine Resin



Cholestyramine Resin is a bile acid sequestrant, prescribed for high cholesterol.

Clofibrate



Clofibrate is a dyslipidaemic agent, prescribed for hyperlipidaemia.

Colestipol



Colestipol is a lipid-lowering agent, prescribed for high cholesterol.

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Evening Primrose



Evening Primrose is a dietary supplement, prescribed for high cholesterol, heart disease, skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne.

Trade Names :
Rosebel [softgel] | Primosa [soft-gelatin caps] | Primosa [soft-gelatin caps] | Simrose [cap] | Arope | Efrosa 500mg Capsule | Elprim [soft-gelatin caps] | E-Prime | Evaglow
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Evolocumab



Evolocumab is prescribed as an adjunct to a low-fat diet and other cholesterol medications in treating patients with high low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, total cholesterol, heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HeFH) or homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH); HeFH and HoFH are inherited conditions in which cholesterol is not removed from the body

Ezetimibe



Ezetimibe is a lipid-lowering agent, prescribed for hypercholesterolemia.

Trade Names :
Mibe | Ezedoc | Ezee | Ezentia | Ezerem | Ezetib | Ezibloc | Ezta | Ezzicad | Filet
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Ezetimibe and Simvastatin



Ezetimibe and Simvastatin contains an antihyperlipidemic agent and an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, prescribed for high cholesterol with diet.

Fenofibric Acid



Fenofibric Acid is used to reduce the cholesterol in patients with obesity problem.

Trade Names :
Inovas -F | Genxvast -F | Stator -F | Zivast F | Orvaz -FT | Atchol F | Fibrovas | Atornet F | Lorlip -LS | Aova -F
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Fluvastatin



Fluvastatin is an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, also known as a "statin", prescribed for high cholesterol and triglycerides in certain patients, and decreases the blockages in blood vessels.

Trade Names :
Lescol XL
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Gemfibrozil



Gemfibrozil is an antihyperlipidemic agent, used to treat obesity, blockages in blood vessels by reducing the cholesterol level and triglyceride level in blood, for patients at risk of pancreatic disease.

Trade Names :
Lopid | Lipizyl (300 mg) | Losterol (300 mg) | Triglyd (300 mg) | Gempar (300 mg) | Normolip (300 mg) | Lopid (300 mg) | Gemfibrozil (300 mg) | Triglyd (600 mg) | Lopid (600 mg)
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Icosapent Ethyl



Icosapent Ethyl is a synthetic derivate of the omega-3 fatty acid eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), prescribed as an adjunct to diet to reduce hypertriglyceridemia in adults.

Lorcaserin



Lorcaserin is used in adults who are overweight or obese.

Lovastatin



Lovastatin is a HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, prescribed for high cholesterol.

Trade Names :
Aztatin® [Tab] | Aztatin® [Tab] | Elstatin® [Tab] | Favolip® [Tab] | Favolip® [Tab] | Lestric® [Tab] | Lestric® [Tab] | Lipistat® [Tab] | Lipistat® [Tab] | Lochol® [Tab]
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Mipomersen Injection



Mipomersen Injection is a cholesterol-reducing agent (oligonucleotide inhibitor- an orphan drug), prescribed for hypercholesterolemia.

Niacin



Niacin is an antihyperlipidemic agent, prescribed for hyperlipidemia.

Trade Names :
5 -HTPN | 5 -HTPN (100 mg) | Bilamide | Neasyn-SR | Neasyn-SR (500mg) | Nialip | Nialip (500mg) | Nicocin ER | Nicotinic Acid | Zuvital
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Niacin Er and Simvastatin



Niacin Er and Simvastatin contains HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor and niacin, prescribed for hypercholesterolemia.

Omega 3-acid Ethyl Esters



Omega 3-acid Ethyl Esters is a lipid-regulating agent, prescribed for hypertriglyceridemia.

Policosanol



Policosanol is prescribed to decrease the amount of cholesterol in the blood by reducing the cholesterol synthesis in the liver and increasing the breakdown of bad or LDL cholesterol.

Trade Names :
Enduranz (10mg/225mg/22.5mg/50mg) | Zetanol (10mg) | Natrolip
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Pravastatin Sodium



Pravastatin Sodium is a statin, prescribed for hyperlipidaemia.

Probucol



Probucol is a dyslipidaemic agent, prescribed for hypercholesterolaemias and hyperlipoproteinaemia.

Simvastatin



Simvastatin is an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, also known as a "statin", used for lowering high cholesterol and triglycerides in certain patients with appropriate diet.

Trade Names :
Simvin (10 mg) | Vastatin | Sin 10 | Simvas (10 mg) | Simvastol (10 mg) | Biosim | Simlo (10 mg) | Simvo (10 mg) | Simchol (10 mg) | Simvax
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