Lowering High Cholesterol in Children Topic Guide

High Cholesterol and Children 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.

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High Cholesterol and Children Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

ezetimibe and simvastatin Ezetimibe And Simvastatin

Ezetimibe reduces the amount of cholesterol absorbed by the body. Simvastatin is in a group of drugs called HMG CoA reductase inhibitors, or "statins."

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colesevelam Colesevelam

Colesevelam lowers "bad" cholesterol in the blood, which is also called LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol. Lowering your LDL cholesterol may reduce ...learn more »

fluvastatin Fluvastatin

Fluvastatin is used together with diet to lower blood levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL), to increase levels of "good" cholesterol...learn more »

colestipol Colestipol

Colestipol is a cholesterol-lowering drug...learn more »

pravastatin Pravastatin

Pravastatin is used together with diet to lower blood levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL), to increase levels of "good" cholesterol...learn more »