Cholesterol and Children Topic Guide
High Cholesterol and Children: High cholesterol is a risk factor for coronary heart disease in adults, but some children may be at risk for premature coronary heart disease if they have high cholesterol levels. Lowering high cholesterol levels in children can be accomplished with diet, exercise, and other lifestyle changes.
Statins Statins are a class of drug prescribed for reducing blood cholesterol levels in individuals with high cholesterol. Examples of statins available include: atorvastatin (Lipitor), fluvastatin (Lescol), lovastatin (Mevacor, Altocor), pravastatin (Pravachol), pitavastatin (Livalo) simvastatin (Zocor), and rosuvastatin (Crestor). Side effects, drug interactions, and warnings and precautions should be reviewed prior to taking any medication.
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