Cholesterol Medications

Cholesterol medications are usually only prescribed after cholesterol-lowering lifestyle changes have not brought your cholesterol numbers to an acceptable range.

On medication, you will STILL need to:
  • Follow a cholesterol-lowering diet
  • Be more physically active
  • Lose weight if you are overweight
  • Control ALL risk factors
    (smoking, high blood pressure, and diabetes)
  • Cholesterol-lowering medications fall into several basic categories each with its unique cholesterol-lowering features:

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    This page was last updated on 10/04/06.