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There are many types of cholesterol medicines available. Besides statins, the four other major classes of cholesterol medications are:
- Bile acid sequestrants (Prevalite®, Questran®, Questran Light®, LoCholest®, Colestid®, WelChol®)
- Cholesterol absorption inhibitors (Zetia®)
- Niacin (nicotinic acid, Niaspan®, Niacor®, Nicolar®)
- Fibrates (such as Lopid®, Tricor®, Antara®, Lipofen®, Triglide®, Lofibra™).
There are also combination medicines available, such as Juvisync®, Simcor®, Vytorin®, Advicor®, Caduet, and Liptruzet.
For lowering cholesterol, the type of medicine that your doctor recommends will be based on many things, like your cholesterol levels (total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, and triglycerides), heart disease risk factors, and other medical conditions you may have. Each of these types of cholesterol medicine work a little differently, so depending on your situation, these possible alternatives for Mevacor may or may not make sense for you.
(Click Cholesterol Medications to learn more about these other classes of cholesterol medicines and whether these possible substitutes for Mevacor might make sense in your particular situation.)