Dyslipidemia 2: Lipid Lowering Medications

In this episode, we listed the life-style management of dyslipidemia and lowering cardiovascular disease risk, and dived into the main classes of medications for lipid lowering: statins, niacin, fibrates, resins, and cholesterol absorption inhibitors. As an important side note, the signs and symptoms of statin-induced myopathies were discussed as well.

CCS 2012 guidelines: http://www.onlinecjc.ca/article/S0828-282X(12)01510-3

DASH diet

Portfolio diet

Mediterranean Diet

Coming up: AHA guidelines: http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2013/11/11/01.cir.0000437738.63853.7a.full.pdf+html

Drug information from:

  • Drug monographs
  • CPS: http://www.e-therapeutics.ca/
  • Therapeutic Choices: http://www.e-therapeutics.ca/
  • Rx Files: http://www.rxfiles.ca/rxfiles/modules/druginfoindex/druginfo.aspx