Which medications are used in the treatment of noncoronary atherosclerosis?

Updated: Dec 23, 2019
  • Author: F Brian Boudi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Yasmine S Ali, MD, FACC, FACP, MSCI  more...
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Pharmacotherapy

The following medications may be used in the management of noncoronary atherosclerosis:

  • HMG-CoA (3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme) reductase inhibitors (eg, pravastatin, simvastatin, lovastatin, fluvastatin, atorvastatin, rosuvastatin, pitavastatin)

  • Fibric acid derivatives (eg, fenofibrate, gemfibrozil)

  • Bile acid sequestrants (eg, cholestyramine, colestipol

  • Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid


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