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Medications for High Cholesterol

Other names: Cholesteremia; Cholesterol, Elevated Levels; Cholesterol, High; Cholesterolemia; Familial Hypercholesterolemia; Hypercholesterolemia; Hypercholesterolemia, Familial; Hyperlipidemia; Lipid Metabolism Disorders

About High Cholesterol:  Acquired lipid disorders is a group of disorders characterized by an excess of fatty substances, such as cholesterol, triglycerides, and lipoproteins present in the blood.

Drugs Used to Treat High Cholesterol

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Activity
FloLipid X N X Add review
0.0

Generic name: simvastatin systemic

Drug class: statins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Lescol X N X Add review
0.0

Generic name: fluvastatin systemic

Drug class: statins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

pitavastatin X N X 77 reviews
5.7

Generic name: pitavastatin systemic

Brand names:  Livalo, Zypitamag

Drug class: statins

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

colesevelam B N 11 reviews
6.9

Generic name: colesevelam systemic

Brand name:  Welchol

Drug class: bile acid sequestrants

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

fluvastatin X N X Add review
0.0

Generic name: fluvastatin systemic

Brand names:  Lescol, Lescol XL

Drug class: statins

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Lopid C N 6 reviews
8.0

Generic name: gemfibrozil systemic

Drug class: fibric acid derivatives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Niacor C N X Add review
0.0

Generic name: niacin systemic

Drug class: vitamins, miscellaneous antihyperlipidemic agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Trilipix C N 10 reviews
5.1

Generic name: fenofibric acid systemic

Drug class: fibric acid derivatives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

alirocumab N 64 reviews
6.1

Generic name: alirocumab systemic

Brand name:  Praluent

Drug class: PCSK9 inhibitors

For consumers: dosage,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

amlodipine / atorvastatin X N X Add review
0.0

Generic name: amlodipine / atorvastatin systemic

Brand name:  Caduet

Drug class: antihyperlipidemic combinations, miscellaneous antihypertensive combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

B-3-50 C N X Add review
0.0

Generic name: niacin systemic

Drug class: vitamins, miscellaneous antihyperlipidemic agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

evolocumab N 208 reviews
4.1

Generic name: evolocumab systemic

Brand name:  Repatha

Drug class: PCSK9 inhibitors

For consumers: dosage,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

Ezallor X N X Add review
0.0

Generic name: rosuvastatin systemic

Drug class: statins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Lescol XL X N X Add review
0.0

Generic name: fluvastatin systemic

Drug class: statins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

mycophenolate mofetil Off Label D N Add review
0.0

Generic name: mycophenolate mofetil systemic

Drug class: selective immunosuppressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

Praluent N 62 reviews
6.1

Generic name: alirocumab systemic

Drug class: PCSK9 inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Caduet X N X Add review
0.0

Generic name: amlodipine / atorvastatin systemic

Drug class: antihyperlipidemic combinations, miscellaneous antihypertensive combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Fibricor C N Add review
0.0

Generic name: fenofibric acid systemic

Drug class: fibric acid derivatives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Juxtapid X N X Add review
0.0

Generic name: lomitapide systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antihyperlipidemic agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

lomitapide X N X Add review
0.0

Generic name: lomitapide systemic

Brand name:  Juxtapid

Drug class: miscellaneous antihyperlipidemic agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Zypitamag X N X Add review
0.0

Generic name: pitavastatin systemic

Drug class: statins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

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Alternative treatments for High Cholesterol

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for High Cholesterol. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of High Cholesterol.

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Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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