Primary hypercholesterolaemia or mixed dyslipidaemia
primary hypercholesterolaemia or mixed dyslipidaemia
Symptomatic bile salt salt malabsorption with severe diarrhoea - second line after cholestyramine. Consultant gastroenterologist only.
Third-line treatment of primary (heterozygous-familial and non-familial) hypercholesterolaemia where;
Mixed dyslipidaemia unresponsive to statins
Prescribe generically, avoid chewable tablets
Third-line only if other statins cannot be tolerated
Information on restriction - Mixed dyslipidaemia unresponsive to statins and intolerant of fibrates
Information on restriction - Dermatology only - polymorphic light eruption.
Not for hypertriglyceridaemia or secondary prevention following myocardial infarction.
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