Were you looking for information about Cholesterol Medicine? Cholestral medicine is a common misspelling of cholesterol medicine.
For people whose cholesterol levels cannot be controlled through dietary changes, exercise, or weight loss, cholesterol medicine is available. Your healthcare provider will prescribe a cholesterol medication based on several factors, including the results of your cholesterol test and whether you are at risk for heart disease from other problems. He or she will recommend one of the five different types of cholesterol medicine (statins, nicotinic acid, fibrates, cholesterol absorption inhibitors, and bile acid sequestrants) or prescribe a combination of medicines.
(Click Cholesterol Medicine for a detailed description of the various types of cholesterol medications and for information on when your healthcare provider will prescribe more than one drug. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on high cholesterol.)