High Blood Cholesterol

Frequently Asked Questions

22. What are the major types of cholesterol-lowering medicines?

If TLC (Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes) cannot lower your LDL cholesterol level enough by itself, your doctor may prescribe cholesterol-lowering medicines. The following medicines are used together with TLC to help lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol level.

Statins

Ezetimibe

Bile acid sequestrants

Nicotinic acid

Fibrates