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Medications are often used to treat hypercholesterolemia when lifestyle changes alone do not sufficiently lower cholesterol. For example, some of the drugs that lower cholesterol include statins, bile acid sequestrants, and cholesterol absorption inhibitors. Your healthcare provider may use a combination of drugs to treat your condition. Even if your physician recommends medications to lower your cholesterol, it's still important to make lifestyle changes (such as being more physically active).
- Bile acid sequestrants
- Nicotinic acid
- Cholesterol absorption inhibitors
- Microsomal triglyceride transfer protein inhibitors
- Oligonucleotide inhibitors (apo B-100 synthesis inhibitors).