Alternatives to Advicor
Many types of cholesterol medicines are available. Besides statins, the three other major classes of cholesterol medications are:
- Bile acid sequestrants (Prevalite®, Questran®, Questran® Light, LoCholest®, Colestid®, WelChol®)
- Cholesterol absorption inhibitors (Zetia®)
- Fibrates (Lopid®, Tricor®, Antara®, Lipofen®, Triglide®, Lofibra™).
There is also another combination medicine called Vytorin® that is available.
The type of medicine that your doctor recommends for lowering cholesterol will be based on many things, like your cholesterol levels (total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, and triglycerides), heart disease risk factors, and other medical conditions. Each of these types of cholesterol medicines work a little differently, so depending on your situation, these possible alternatives to Advicor may or may not be right for you.
(Click Cholesterol Medications to learn more about these other classes of cholesterol medicines and whether these possible alternatives to Advicor could may make sense in your particular situation.)