- Hypolipidemic Agents
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Substances that lower the levels of certain LIPIDS in the BLOOD. They are used to treat HYPERLIPIDEMIAS.
Drug Drug Description Choline A nutrient found in a wide variety of vitamins including pre-natal formulations. Icosapent A polyunsaturated fatty acid, usually found in fish oils, that is used in many supplements. Pravastatin An HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor used to lower lipid levels and to reduce the risk of cardiovascular events, including myocardial infarction and stroke. Lovastatin An HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor used to lower LDL cholesterol and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and associated conditions, including myocardial infarction and stroke. Colestipol A bile acid sequestrant used as an adjunct to diet and exercise to reduce LDL-C cholesterol levels in patients with primary hypercholesterolemia. Cerivastatin A statin (or HMG CoA reductase inhibitor) used with dietary changes to decrease lipid levels and reduce the risk of cardiovascular events. Ethionamide A second line antitubercular agent used to treat tuberculosis when other treatments have failed. Niacin A B vitamin used to treat hypertriglyceridemia and pellagra. Clofibrate A fibric acid derivative used to treat hypertriglyceridemia and high cholesterol. Simvastatin An HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor used to lower lipid levels and reduce the risk of cardiovascular events including myocardial infarction and stroke. Colesevelam A bile acid sequestrant used to lower LDL-C in adults with hyperlipidemia and pediatric patients with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, and to improve glycemic control in type 2 diabetes. Isoniazid An antibiotic used to treat mycobacterial infections; most commonly use in combination with other antimycobacterial agents for the treatment of active or latent tuberculosis. Ezetimibe A cholesterol absorption inhibitor used to lower total cholesterol, LDL-C, Apo-B, and non-HDL-C in primary hyperlipidemia and familial cholesterolemia. Cerulenin For use as a biochemical tool, Cerulenin is shown to cause dramatic weight loss in animals Fenofibrate A peroxisome proliferator receptor alpha activator used to lower LDL-C, total-C, triglycerides, and Apo B, while increasing HDL-C in hypercholesterolemia, dyslipidemia, and hypertriglyceridemia. Atorvastatin An HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor used to lower lipid levels and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease including myocardial infarction and stroke. Rosuvastatin An HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor used to lower lipid levels and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease including myocardial infarction and stroke. Gemfibrozil A lipid regulator that is used in the reduction of serum triglyceride levels in high-risk patients with hyperlipidemia. Bezafibrate A lipid-lowering fibrate used in the management of primary and secondary hyperlipidaemia, when there is a lack of clinical improvement following lifestyle modifications or correction of the underlying disorder. Cholestyramine A bile acid sequestrant used as an adjunct in the reduction of elevated serum cholesterol in patients with primary hypercholesterolemia, and for the relief of pruritus associated with partial biliary obstruction. Probucol Used to lower LDL and HDL cholesterol. Mipomersen An oligonucleotide drug used for the treatment of homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. Sulodexide Sulodexide has been used clinically for the prophylaxis and treatment of vascular diseases with increased risk of thrombosis, including intermittent claudication, peripheral arterial occlusive disease and post-myocardial infarc-tion. Also investigated... Torcetrapib Investigated for use/treatment in peripheral vascular disease and hyperlipidemia. Anacetrapib Investigated for use/treatment in hyperlipidemia. Mevastatin Not used therapeutically due to its many side effects. Ginsenoside C Not Available Glycine betaine A methyl group donor used for the treatment of homocystinuria to decrease elevated homocysteine blood levels. Triclosan An antimicrobial agent in clinical setting for disinfection, and prevention of spread and growth of bacteria, fungus, and mildew. Pitavastatin An HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor used to lower lipid levels and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease including myocardial infarction and stroke. Icosapent ethyl An ethyl ester of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) that reduces synthesis and enhances clearance of triglycerides that is used to treat patients with severe hypertriglyceridemia. Etofibrate Etofibrate is a fibrate produced by the combination of clofibrate ester linked to niacin. These components separate in the body slowly allowing for pharmacokinetics similar to controlled-release formulations. Benfluorex Benfluorex is an anorectic and hypolipidemic agent that is structurally related to fenfluramine. It was patented and manufactured by a French pharmaceutical company Servier. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommended... Acipimox Used in the treatment of hyperlipidemias (abnormally elevated levels of any or all lipids and/or lipoproteins in the blood). Ciprofibrate Not Annotated Poliglusam Poliglusam, or chitosan, is a linear polysaccharide consisting of D-glucosamine and N-acetyl-D-glucosamine. Naturally-occuring poliglusam is found in the cell walls of fungi, soil and sediments where it is produced from... Evening primrose oil Evening primrose oil is used as part of over-the-counter dietary supplements. It is also used for the treatment of systemic inflammatory diseases and for women's health conditions such as cyclical... Evacetrapib Evacetrapib has been used in trials studying the basic science and treatment of Dyslipidemia, Hyperlipidemia, Hypercholesterolemia, Hepatic Insufficiency, and Cardiovascular Disease. Allicin Allicin has been used in trials studying the treatment of Follicular Lymphoma. Bempedoic acid A drug used in conjunction with lifestyle modification and/or other agents for the treatment of refractory hypercholesterolemia. Dalcetrapib Dalcetrapib is under investigation for the treatment of Acute Coronary Syndrome. Tiadenol Not Annotated Niceritrol Not Annotated Fenofibric acid A fibrate used to treat severe hypertriglyceridemia, primary hypercholesterolemia, or mixed dyslipidemia. beta-Sitosterol Active fraction of Solanum trilobatum; reduces side-effects of radiation-induced toxicity. Meglutol An antilipemic agent which lowers cholesterol, triglycerides, serum beta-lipoproteins and phospholipids. It acts by interfering with the enzymatic steps involved in the conversion of acetate to hydroxymethylglutaryl coenzyme A as... Insulin glargine A modified form of long-acting or basal insulin used to control hyperglycemia in diabetes mellitus. Platensimycin Not Available Evolocumab A PCSK9 (proprotein convertase subtilisin kexin type 9) inhibitor antibody used as an adjunct to LDL cholesterol reducing therapies, aiding in the prevention of cardiovascular events and cardiovascular revascularization procedures. Bococizumab Bococizumab has been used in trials studying the treatment and prevention of Dyslipidemia, Hyperlipidemia, Hypercholesterolemia, Cardiovascular Disease, and Heterozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia. Alirocumab A PCSK9 inhibitor used as an adjunct to manage heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia or clinical atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in patients who require additional lowering of LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C). Fluvastatin Lomitapide A microsomal triglyceride transfer protein inhibitor used to lower cholesterol associated with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH), reducing risk of cardiovascular events such as myocardial infarction and stroke.
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