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Medications for Hyperlipoproteinemia Type IIa, Elevated LDL

Other names: Fredrickson Type IIa Hyperlipoproteinemia; Hyperlipoproteinemia, Fredrickson Type IIa

About Hyperlipoproteinemia Type IIa, Elevated LDL

Hyperlipoproteinemia Type IIa is characterized by elevated LDL but normal triglycerides and is due to a deficiency of the LDL receptor, a defect of the receptor or a modified LDL-apolipoprotein B-100, caused by mutation in the LDL receptor (LDLR) gene on chromosome 19p.

Drugs used to treat Hyperlipoproteinemia Type IIa, Elevated LDL

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

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
fenofibrate 5.0 6 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: fenofibrate systemic

Brand names:  TriCor, Antara, Lipofen, Triglide, Fenoglide …show all

Drug class: fibric acid derivatives

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TriCor 5.5 2 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: fenofibrate systemic

Drug class: fibric acid derivatives

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atorvastatin Rate Add review
Rx X N X

Generic name: atorvastatin systemic

Brand name:  Lipitor

Drug class: statins

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Crestor Rate Add review
Rx X N X

Generic name: rosuvastatin systemic

Drug class: statins

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Lipitor Rate Add review
Rx X N X

Generic name: atorvastatin systemic

Drug class: statins

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simvastatin 10 1 review
Rx X N X

Generic name: simvastatin systemic

Brand names:  Zocor, FloLipid

Drug class: statins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Welchol 6.3 5 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: colesevelam systemic

Drug class: bile acid sequestrants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

rosuvastatin Rate Add review
Rx X N X

Generic name: rosuvastatin systemic

Brand name:  Crestor

Drug class: statins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

pravastatin 2.0 1 review
Rx X N X

Generic name: pravastatin systemic

Brand name:  Pravachol

Drug class: statins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

cholestyramine 4.0 2 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: cholestyramine systemic

Brand names:  Cholestyramine Light, Prevalite

Drug class: bile acid sequestrants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

lovastatin Rate Add review
Rx X N X

Generic name: lovastatin systemic

Brand names:  Altoprev, Altocor

Drug class: statins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Zocor Rate Add review
Rx X N X

Generic name: simvastatin systemic

Drug class: statins

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For professionals: Prescribing Information

Antara Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: fenofibrate systemic

Drug class: fibric acid derivatives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

colesevelam 6.3 5 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: colesevelam systemic

Brand name:  Welchol

Drug class: bile acid sequestrants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Cholestyramine Light Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: cholestyramine systemic

Drug class: bile acid sequestrants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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colestipol Rate Add review
Rx N N

Generic name: colestipol systemic

Brand names:  Colestid, Colestid Flavored

Drug class: bile acid sequestrants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Pravachol Rate Add review
Rx X N X

Generic name: pravastatin systemic

Drug class: statins

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For professionals: Prescribing Information

Lipofen 7.0 1 review
Rx C N

Generic name: fenofibrate systemic

Drug class: fibric acid derivatives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Prevalite 7.0 1 review
Rx C N

Generic name: cholestyramine systemic

Drug class: bile acid sequestrants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Colestid Rate Add review
Rx N N

Generic name: colestipol systemic

Drug class: bile acid sequestrants

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Triglide Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: fenofibrate systemic

Drug class: fibric acid derivatives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Fenoglide Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: fenofibrate systemic

Drug class: fibric acid derivatives

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For professionals: Prescribing Information

Altoprev Rate Add review
Rx X N X

Generic name: lovastatin systemic

Drug class: statins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

fluvastatin Rate Add review
Rx X N X

Generic name: fluvastatin systemic

Brand name:  Lescol XL

Drug class: statins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Altocor Rate Add review
Rx X N X

Generic name: lovastatin systemic

Drug class: statins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
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.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
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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