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Drugs for High Cholesterol


List of drugs used to treat the medical condition called High Cholesterol. Click on the drug to find more information including the brand names,dose,side-effects, adverse events, when to take the drug and the price of the drug.
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Generic and Trade Names of Drugs for Treatment of High Cholesterol

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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.
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Colestipol

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

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 and Simvastatin

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

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.
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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.

Mipomersen Injection

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

Niacin Er and Simvastatin

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

Probucol

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


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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.
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