What Are Some Common Medications For Lowering Cholesterol?
Several types of medications used to treat high cholesterol levels. Your doctor will decide which medicine is right for you. Your doctor may prescribe more than one of these drugs at a time because combinations of these drugs may be more effective.

Statins (also called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors) slow down the body’s production of cholesterol. These drugs also remove cholesterol buildup from your arteries are blood vessels.

Resins (also called sequestrants bile acid) help lower your LDL cholesterol level.

Fibrates (also called fibric acid derivatives) help lower your cholesterol by reducing the amount of triglycerides (fats) in your body, and increasing their level of “good” cholesterol also known as HDL cholesterol or high density lipoprotein.

Niacin (also called nicotinic acid) is a vitamin B. When administered in large doses, can lower your levels of triglycerides and LDL cholesterol and increase HDL cholesterol. Although you can buy niacin without a prescription, you should not take to lower your cholesterol unless your doctor prescribes. It can cause serious side effects.

Ezetimibe helps lower your cholesterol by reducing the amount of cholesterol that is absorbed by your intestines. It is often administered in combination with a statin.