What non statin drugs are used to lower cholesterol?

Asked By: Kelton Hauck
Date created: Fri, Jun 4, 2021 5:06 PM
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There are many non-statin medications your doctor might prescribe: Bile acid-binding resins, like cholestyramine (Locholest, Prevalite, Questran), colesevelam (WelChol), and colestipol (Colestid) stick to cholesterol-rich bile acids in your intestines and lower your LDL levels.
Answered By: Holden Mosciski
Date created: Sat, Jun 5, 2021 7:09 PM

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Ezetimibe works by preventing your small intestines from absorbing cholesterol, which then causes your body to use up the cholesterol in your blood. It’s one of the few non-statin drugs that can lower LDL cholesterol levels even more when added on top of statin. And, it’s the only drug that, when combined with a statin, further lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Answered By: Elouise Heller
Date created: Sat, Jun 5, 2021 9:23 PM
However, many doctors prescribe ezetimibe alone and combine it with a low-fat diet to help reduce cholesterol. Sequestrants Another alternative to statins is bile acid–binding resins, or ...
Answered By: Hillard Quigley
Date created: Sat, Jun 5, 2021 11:48 PM
Bile acids are made from cholesterol in the liver. Bile acid sequestrants interrupt this pathway, causing the bile acids to exit the body. This causes a loss of cholesterol as well, so your blood cholesterol comes down. Bile acid sequestrants generally come as tablets or as a powdered resin that you mix with liquids or foods.
Answered By: Julia Volkman
Date created: Sun, Jun 6, 2021 12:52 AM
The FDA has approved two new non-statin drugs that clinical trials indicated can help reduce high cholesterol. Nexletol and Nexlizet can be used with statins that have moderate or minimal side ...
Answered By: Durward Shanahan
Date created: Sun, Jun 6, 2021 4:47 AM
January 30, 2013, 2:26PM (PT) Aside from Zetia there haven’t been any good non-statin options for lowering LDL Cholesterol. Statin drugs like Lipitor (atorvastatin), Zocor (simvastatin) and Crestor work well to lower the “bad” cholesterol, the LDL, and have remained first line therapy for many years.
Answered By: Baron Leuschke
Date created: Sun, Jun 6, 2021 8:21 AM
Studies suggest ezetimibe and PCSK9 inhibitors can lower cholesterol and, in turn, cardiovascular disease risk. Often, a non-statin is taken with a statin for additive effect, meaning both medications work together to give you the maximum benefit. PCSK9 inhibitors are the newest treatment and have been shown to significantly lower LDL.
Answered By: Mohammed Sanford
Date created: Sun, Jun 6, 2021 5:38 PM
There are many non-statin medications your doctor might prescribe: Bile acid-binding resins, like cholestyramine (Locholest, Prevalite, Questran), colesevelam (WelChol), and colestipol (Colestid)...
Answered By: Ignacio Glover
Date created: Mon, Jun 7, 2021 6:16 AM
Nexletol works by inhibiting cholesterol production. Compared to a placebo, the drug reduced LDL cholesterol by an average of 18% in patients who were also on a statin, studies showed. The company...
Answered By: Kristoffer Zemlak
Date created: Mon, Jun 7, 2021 3:22 PM
Statins are drugs that can lower your cholesterol. They work by blocking a substance your body needs to make cholesterol. Lowering cholesterol isn't the only benefit associated with statins. These medications have also been linked to a lower risk of heart disease and stroke. These drugs may help stabilize the plaques on blood vessel walls and ...
Answered By: Brittany West
Date created: Mon, Jun 7, 2021 7:31 PM
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