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, you may need to add cholesterol-lowering drugs. These following medicines are used together with TLC to help lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol level.
The five major types of cholesterol-lowering medicines are:
- bile acid sequestrants
- nicotinic acid