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Why might you need two medications for cholesterol if you have high triglycerides?

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Some drugs do a better job of bringing down these blood fats than others. Your doctor might add another drug that targets them.

SOURCES:

American College of Cardiology: “Guideline for Treating Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk."

American Heart Association: “Drug Therapy for Cholesterol.”

Jacobson, T. Journal of Clinical Lipidology, September-October 2014.

Stone, N. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, July 2014.

FDA. “High Cholesterol-Medicines To Help You,” “Controlling Cholesterol with Statins.”

Paul D. Thompson, MD, chief of cardiology, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT.

University of Rochester Medical Center: “All About Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs.”

Harvard Medical School: “Help for Your Cholesterol When the Statins Won’t Do.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “Omega-3 Fatty Acids.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 28, 2020

SOURCES:

American College of Cardiology: “Guideline for Treating Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk."

American Heart Association: “Drug Therapy for Cholesterol.”

Jacobson, T. Journal of Clinical Lipidology, September-October 2014.

Stone, N. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, July 2014.

FDA. “High Cholesterol-Medicines To Help You,” “Controlling Cholesterol with Statins.”

Paul D. Thompson, MD, chief of cardiology, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT.

University of Rochester Medical Center: “All About Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs.”

Harvard Medical School: “Help for Your Cholesterol When the Statins Won’t Do.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “Omega-3 Fatty Acids.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 28, 2020

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