Cholesterol Drugs

Combining Drugs for Cholesterol Treatment

In the past, when there was a large focus on LDL goals, if you did not reach your LDL goal after three months of taking a single cholesterol medication, your healthcare provider would consider starting a second medicine along with it. However, now that there is very little emphasis on the old LDL goals, it is unclear what role these other medications may have. One important role may be in people who cannot tolerate their recommended dose of statin due to side effects, since the use of low doses of each medicine may help reduce side effects.
 
Examples of cholesterol medicines that have been combined into one form include:
 

 

Lifestyle Changes and Cholesterol Drugs

If your healthcare provider prescribes a drug regimen for your high cholesterol, you also will need to:
 
Taking all these steps together may lessen the amount of drugs you need or make the medicine work better -- and that reduces your risk for a heart attack.
 
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