Nursing Pharmacology Chapter 11:  Drugs Used in Treating Hyperlipidemia

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Treatment: Hyperlipidemia


  • McBride BF, Aterosclerosis and Hyperlipidemia (2013) .

  • "This video explains the goals of treatment for Hyperlipdemias and the pharmacologic treatments available to achieve them. Discussion is based on NCEP ATP III and thew ATP III interim update, pending the release of ATP IV. Slides will be updated after ATP IV is released.

  • These lectures are presented for the education of healthcare professionals with a primary audience of pharmacy students. No recommendations are made and should not be inferred to be made by the presenter for any specific patient. No patient to provider relationship exists. User assumes all risks and is strongly advised to take this information and consult with their physician led healthcare team before making any treatment decisions about this or any other disease."

Pharmacological Management of Hyperlipidemia

Bile Acid-Binding Resins

Examples of Drug-Drug Interactions



digitalis glycosides


vancomycin (Vancocin)


iron salts

pravastatin (Pravachol)

fluvastatin (Lescol)

folic acid




Reductase Inhibitors (Competitive Inhibitors of HMG-CoA reductase)


Drug Combination Treatment

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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