Medical Pharmacology Chapter 11:  Drugs Used in Treating Hyperlipidemia

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Treatment: Hyperlipidemia

Guidelines:  Cholesterol Treatment and Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention


Examples of Drug-Drug Interactions



Digitalis glycosides


Vancomycin (Vancocin)


Iron salts

Pravastatin (Pravachol)

Fluvastatin (Lescol)

Folic acid



Primary Reference: Malloy, M. J, and Kane, J. P., Agents Used in Hyperlipidemia, in Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, (Katzung, B. G., ed) Appleton-Lange, 1998, pp 563-577.

Primary Reference: Ginsberg, H. N and Goldberg, I. J. Disorders of Intermediary Metabolism: Disorders of Lipoprotein Metabolism, In Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine 14th edition, (Isselbacher, K.J., Braunwald, E., Wilson, J.D., Martin, J.B., Fauci, A.S. and Kasper, D.L., eds) McGraw-Hill, Inc (Health Professions Division), 1998, pp 2138-2149.


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