What is Medication Lowering Cholesterol?

For lowering total blood cholesterol and LDL cholesterol, medication includes Statins and PCSK9 inhibitors.

FDA has recently approved injection medication PCSK9 inhibitors, which are Praluent(alirocumab) and Repatha(evolocumab). The PCSK9 inhibitors helps the liver to remove LDL cholesterol out of the body. When using together with Statins, patients can lower LDL cholesterol by 75%.

Statins is the mainstream medication. There’re various Statins available in the United States.

  • Advicor® (niacin extended-release/lovastatin)
  • Altoprev® (lovastatin extended-release)
  • Caduet® (amlodipine and atorvastatin)
  • Crestor® (rosuvastatin)
  • Juvisync® (sitagliptin/simvastatin)
  • Lescol® (fluvastatin)
  • Lescol XL (fluvastatin extended-release)
  • Lipitor® (atorvastatin)
  • Liptruzet™ (ezetimibe/atorvastatin)
  • Livalo® (pitavastatin)
  • Mevacor® (lovastatin)
  • Pravachol® (pravastatin)
  • Simcor® (niacin extended-release/simvastatin)
  • Vytorin® (ezetimibe/simvastatin)
  • Zocor® (simvastatin)

 

Related FAQs:

What is Normal Value of Cholesterol?

Can Nuts Lower Cholesterol?

Do I Need to Take MRI Test if I Have High Blood Pressure for now?

 

* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.