Need a Cholesterol Drug? 10 Must-Know Facts


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Cholesterol-lowering drugs

by Denise Mann

No one really likes having to take medications, but millions of people in the United States (and around the world) take cholesterol-lowering drugs to get help preventing heart attacks and strokes.

Although statins (Lipitor, Zocor, and others) get all the attention, there are many other drug types that treat high cholesterol, such as niacin, bile-acid resins, fibrates, and Zetia, a cholesterol-absorption inhibitor.

If you are one of the millions taking or considering taking any of these drugs, read on to learn 10 things you should know about cholesterol drugs.

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