Cholesterol Home > Cholesterol Medications
If you have high cholesterol, your healthcare provider may recommend medications for cholesterol treatment. The seven major types of medications for reducing cholesterol are statins, bile acid sequestrants, nicotinic acid, fibrates, cholesterol absorption inhibitors, microsomal triglyceride transfer protein inhibitors, and oligonucleotide inhibitors. Your doctor may combine medications to enhance your cholesterol lowering, reverse or slow the advance of atherosclerosis, and further decrease the chance of a heart attack or related death.
- Bile acid sequestrants
- Nicotinic acid
- Cholesterol absorption inhibitors
- Microsomal triglyceride transfer protein inhibitors
- Oligonucleotide inhibitors (apo B-100 synthesis inhibitors).