Lipid-Lowering Medications

Drug Name1Brand NameAvailable as Generic?
Statins
AtorvastatinLipitor®No
FluvastatinLescol®, Lescol® XL2No
LovastatinMevacor®, Altoprev®2Yes
PravastatinPravachol®Yes
RosuvastatinCrestor®No
SimvastatinZocor®Yes
Bile acid sequestrants
CholestyramineQuestran®Yes
ColesevelamWelchol®No
ColestipolColestid®Yes
Cholesterol absorption inhibitors
EzetimibeZetia®No
Fibrates
GemfibrozilLopid®Yes
Fenofibrate JLofibra®, TriCor®Yes
Vitamins and supplements
NiacinNiacor®, Niaspan®2Yes
Omega-3 fatty acidsLovaza®Yes
Combinations
Ezetimibe/simvastatinVytorin®No
Niacin ER/lovastatinAdvicor®No
Niacin ER/simvastatinSimcor®No
1

These drugs were evaluated in the systematic review.

2

Extended release. Not available as generic.

XL/ER = extended release.

These drugs were evaluated in the systematic review.

Extended release. Not available as generic.

From: Treating Cholesterol With Combination Therapy

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