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There are different drugs that are used to decrease the level of cholesterol in your blood, and here we will talk about the most commonly used medicines in the treatment of high cholesterol level in the blood. If you take medicines that are not mentioned here, do not stop consuming them, because your doctor knows what your condition is and he knows what medicine is the best for you. If you have any doubts about your treatment, the best thing to do is to talk to your doctor.

There are stains, or HMG-CoA reeducates inhibitors, which inhibit the cholesterol to be created in the liver, and which are very good in decreasing the level of LDL (bad cholesterol), but, on the other side, they do not have that much success in breaking down triglycerides and in increasing the level of HDL (good cholesterol). Stains can have some unwanted, adverse effects but they are usually short lasting. Satins shouldn’t be used if you are expecting a baby or if you have certain liver condition. Stains that can be purchased in the States are Atorvastatin, Fluvastatin, Lovastatin, Pravastatin, Rosuvastatin Calcium and Simvastatin, but they can also be found as a combination of some of these drugs.

There are also selective cholesterol absorption inhibitors, which do not allow cholesterol to be taken from the bowel, and which are very successful in decreasing the level of bad cholesterol. Selective cholesterol absorption inhibitors can also have some success in breaking down triglycerides and in bringing up good cholesterol. The most known medicine from this group is ezetimibe. The type of medications called Resins is active in the bowels, and helps in usage of cholesterol to make gall. As a result, there is a small level of cholesterol in your blood. Resins that can be purchased in the States are Cholestyramine; Cholesterol and Colesevelam Hcl. Fib rates are very successful in breaking down triglycerides and may sometimes raise good cholesterol. However they aren’t successful in decreasing bad cholesterol, and due to that, they are sometimes used together with stains. Fib rates that are used in the States are Gemfibrozil, Fenofibrate and Clofibrate. Niacin, also called nicotinic acid, helps in reducing the level of triglycerides and bad cholesterol, and increasing the good one. The usage of Niacin can cause some unwanted effects and therefore you should be careful when using this medicine. The best thing to do is to talk to your health provider about using this remedy.

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