Cholesterol Lowering

Cholesterol-lowering medications are crucial in reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke by managing high cholesterol levels.

Statins: These are the most common type, including Atorvastatin (Lipitor) and Simvastatin (Zocor). They work by blocking a liver enzyme that produces cholesterol, effectively lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol.

Bile Acid Sequestrants: Such as Cholestyramine, help lower cholesterol by binding with bile acids, leading the liver to use excess cholesterol to make more bile.

PCSK9 Inhibitors: Newer drugs like Evolocumab (Repatha) are used especially for genetic conditions causing high cholesterol. They target a liver protein, PCSK9, to increase the removal of LDL from the blood.

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