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Cholesterol medication may be necessary when lifestyle changes alone are not enough to reduce cholesterol. The seven major types of drugs for cholesterol treatment are cholesterol absorption inhibitors, fibrates, statins, bile acid sequestrants, nicotinic acid, and microsomal triglyceride transfer protein inhibitors, and oligonucleotide inhibitors. Statins are the most commonly prescribed cholesterol medication. While some of these drugs are available without a prescription, you should take them as directed by your healthcare provider.
- Bile acid sequestrants
- Nicotinic acid
- Cholesterol absorption inhibitors.
- Microsomal triglyceride transfer protein inhibitors
- Oligonucleotide inhibitors (apo B-100 synthesis inhibitors).