The following video lecture is an overview on lipid-lowering agents, the objectives of the talk are:
- Become aware of the NCEP ATP III guidelines for cholesterol management.
- Discuss the mechanisms of action of the 5 classes of lipid-lowering agents.
- Indentify medications that belong in each class of lipid-lowering agents.
Inhibitors of cholesterol synthesis: statins (check an animation on their mechanism of action).
Inhibitors of bile acid absorption.
Cholesterol absorption inhibitors.
Niacin (vitamin B3 or nicotinic acid)