Card Set Information
Lipid lowering drugs
Which is the strongest statin?
What's the brand name of Simvastatin?
What's the brand name of Atorvastatin?
What's the brand name of Pravastatin?
What's the brand name of Lovastatin?
What's the brand name of Fluvastatin?
Statins are best for lowering which lipid marker?
LDL (by 18-55%)
Which class of drugs raises HDL the most (by 15-35%)?
Which 2 classes are used to lower TG (by 20-50%)
Nicotinic acid and Fibric acids.
Name 2 fibric acids.
What are the top 2 side effects of statins?
Myopathy, increased liver enzymes.
What is a top side effect of bile acid sequestrants?
GI distress (nausea/constipation)
What is a 3 side effects of nicotinic acid?
Flushing, hyperglycemia, hyperuricemia
What is a 3 side effects of fibric acids?
Dyspepsia, gallstones, myopathy.
Which 2 classes of lipid drugs have possible side effect of myopathy?
Statins, fibric acids.
Which 2 classes of lipid drugs have possible side effect of hepatotoxicity?
Statins, nicotinic acids.
Which class of lipid drugs have possible side effect of gallstones?
Which class of lipid drugs is contraindicated in severe gout?
What's the brand name of Gemfibrozil?
Which class is Trilipix in? What's the generic name?
: Fibric acids.
: Fenofibric acid.
Which 2 drugs does Vytorin combine?
Ezetimibe and simvastatin.
What's the brand name of Ezetimibe?
Which drug blocks absorption of cholesterol in the gut?
Which drug combines a Cholesterol absorption inhibitor with a statin?
Which drug is a combo of Zetia/Zocor?
What is the brand name of Pitavastatin?
What's the name for Welchol?
What class of drug is Welchol?
Bile acid sequestrant.
What are 3 bile acid sequestrants?
Cholestyramine, Colestipol, Colesevelam.
Which is the only fibrate approved to be used with statins?
Name the top 3 strongest statins by generic name.
Rosuvastatin, Atorvastatin, Simvastatin
Name the top 3 strongest statins by brand name.
Crestor, Lipitor, Zocor
What time of day are statins usually taken? Why?
At night, because liver makes more cholesterol at night.
Which statin is best taken with food?
What is the cholesterol/HTN combo drug?
What's Simcor a combination of?
Niaspan and Simvastatin.