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Are There Alternatives to Statins?

Posted 27 Sep 2016 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2016 – Statins are the go-to therapy for lowering "bad" LDL cholesterol, but other treatments also can effectively reduce risk of future heart problems, a new evidence review reports. These alternative therapies – including a heart-healthy diet, other cholesterol-lowering medications, and even intestinal bypass surgery – seem to confer the same level of heart health ...

Once-Daily Welchol (colesevelam HCl) for Oral Suspension Receives FDA Approval To be Mixed With Fruit Juice or Diet Soft Drinks

Posted 25 Jul 2011 by Drugs.com

PARSIPPANY, N.J., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for Welchol (colesevelam HCl) for Oral Suspension to be mixed with fruit juice or diet soft drinks, offering a new option for adult patients with primary hyperlipidemia and type 2 diabetes. Welchol for Oral ...

Welchol (colesevelam HCl) Receives FDA Approval to Lower LDL Cholesterol in Pediatric Patients with Heterozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Posted 2 Dec 2009 by Drugs.com

Welchol for Oral Suspension Also Approved by FDA PARSIPPANY, N.J., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ – Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. (DSI) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for Welchol (colesevelam HCl) to be used as an adjunct to diet and exercise for the reduction of elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) in boys ...

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High Cholesterol, Hyperlipoproteinemia, Hyperlipoproteinemia Type IIa (Elevated LDL), Diabetes, Type 2

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