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Cholesterol Medication: Use Statins to Lower Cholesterol

Many more people will have to be put on statins, the drugs that lower cholesterol, depending on the risks they face. The guidelines for the cholesterol medication had been changed by the FDA.

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Cholesterol Medication: Use Statins to Lower Cholesterol

FDA had changed the cholesterol medication guidelines. According to FDA, statins are good to lower the cholesterol. Many patients in the United States may get prescriptions to buy statins to lower their bad cholesterol. They will not have to necessarily be suffering from a previous heart attack or stroke. Known as PCSK9 inhibitors, the drugs decrease the LDL or low density lipoproteins

This is of course the bad cholesterol as opposed to the good cholesterol which is HDL or high density lipoproteins. Statins do their stuff by putting an end to the liver’s ability to make LDL. As of now, the drugs will be available to reduce cholesterol levels as cholesterol medication instead of just for the high risk category.

If you happen to be above 75 and suffering from a variety of debilitating diseases of civilization then you definitely deserve to be taking statins for your condition. The list of diseases includes diabetes and coronary thrombosis. 

However, even if you have an age less then 75 and are not necessarily all that unhealthy, you may still need to take a moderate dose of statins in order to lower your cholesterol levels. The drugs include Zocor, Zetia and Lipitor among them. They have the potential to drastically lower the bad cholesterol. And so the FDA has approved their use by Americans in a bid to improve the blood cholesterol balance of the nation’s citizens.   

The FDA said, in an emailed statement to Reuters, that "it will review the PCSK9 inhibitors based on their effects on the entire lipoprotein lipid panel, particularly LDL cholesterol, effects on other markers of potential cardiovascular risk, blood pressure and any evidence of toxicity."

 

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