How does cholesterol medicine work?

A friend of mine just got put on a cholesterol medicine – Simvastatin 20mg – Is there some place on the web I can go to get reliable info on cholesterol and treatments?

2 comments

  • ibrahim

    there are many cholesterol lowering drugs currently on the market, and each of these medications lower cholesterol levels in different ways

    http://cholesterol.about.com/od/treatments/a/drugfx.htm

  • gangadharan nair

    "Statins" are a class of drugs that lower the level of cholesterol in the blood by reducing the production of cholesterol by the liver. Statins block the enzyme in the liver that is responsible for making cholesterol. This enzyme is called hydroxy-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase (HMG-CoA reductase). Scientifically, statins are referred to as HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors.

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