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Fenofibrate

Fenofibrate

Fenofibrate belongs to the fibrate class of drugs. It is primarily used to decrease the cholesterol levels of people who are at risk for cardiovascular diseases. Just like any other fibrates, Fenofibrate reduces triglycerides, low and very low-density p more...

Brand name(s): Tricor,
Atorvastatin

Atorvastatin

Atorvastatin is the generic form of Lipitor. This medication is most often used in the treatment of high cholesterol with a combination of exercise and diet therapy. Atorvastatin is also prescribed to reduce low density lipoprotein cholesterol in t more...

Brand name(s): Lipitor, Sortis, Atorvastatin calcium, Frelo, Cardyl, Sotis, Torvast, Tozalip, Xavator,
Cerivastatin

Cerivastatin

Cerivastatin is a prescribed drug used to lower the amount of cholesterol to an individual. It is also known to prevent the risks of cardiovascular disease. However, on August 8, 2001 Bayer Pharmaceutical Division has recalled Cerivastatin from the United more...

Brand name(s): Baycol, Lipobay, Rivastatin,
Colesevelam

Colesevelam

Colesevelam lowers the bad cholesterol in our blood, also referred to as LDL cholesterol. By lowering the LDL cholesterol, Colesevelam helps in reducing the risks of toughened arteries and prevents heart attacks, blood circulation ailments and stroke. more...

Brand name(s): CholestaGel, Welchol,
Colestipol

Colestipol

Colestipol is a type of bile acid-binding resin that helps the liver to produce more bile acid. When the liver produces more bile acid, it consequently helps the body in eliminating more cholesterol and lowering cholesterol levels. more...

Brand name(s): Cholestabyl, Colestid, Colestipolum, Flavored Colestid,
Ezetimibe

Ezetimibe

Ezetimibe is a drug related to diet, weight control and exercise. It is known to reduce the amount of cholesterol absorbed by the body as well as treat and regulate high cholesterol in the body. It acts by decreasing the cholesterol absorption in the in more...

Brand name(s): Zetia, Ezetrol,
Fluvastatin

Fluvastatin

Fluvastatin is a type of statin drug that is effective in the lowering of cholesterol. It is prescribed for the prevention of heart attacks and strokes. Fluvastatin is known by the brand name Lescol. It is prescribed to individuals who need to lower the more...

Gemfibrozil

Gemfibrozil

Gemfibrozil is commonly used in the reduction of triglycerides and cholesterol in the body and is the generic name for the medication known as Lopid. By using medications such as gemfibrozil to reduce cholesterol and triglycerides in the bloodstream this more...

Brand name(s): Lopid,
Pravastatin

Pravastatin

People who may be worried about developing cardiovascular problems may now depend on Pravastatin to reduce their risk significantly. Make sure you know the right dosage and tips for safe use. Pravastatin is the generic name of the drug belonging to the d more...

Brand name(s): Mevacor, Pravachol, Lovastatin,
Simvastatin

Simvastatin

Simvastatin is a generic medication that also goes by the brand names Vytorin and Zocor. It belongs to a class of medications called statins, or HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, which work to lower lipids, or fats, in the blood stream. It works by inhibiti more...

Brand name(s): Zocor,