Which medications in the drug class Cholesterol-lowering agents are used in the treatment of Cutaneous Cholesterol Emboli?

Updated: Apr 12, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Cholesterol-lowering agents

Cholesterol-lowering agents induce regression of atherosclerotic plaques.

Lovastatin (Mevacor)

Lovastatin competitively inhibits 3-hydroxyl-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase, which catalyzes the rate-limiting step in cholesterol synthesis.

Cholestyramine (Questran)

Cholestyramine forms a nonabsorbable complex with bile acids in the intestine, which, in turn, inhibits enterohepatic reuptake of intestinal bile salts.


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