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Treating hyperlipidemia, Part III: Drug therapy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3110017     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In elderly patients at increased risk for cardiovascular disease due to lipid abnormalities, numerous medications are available for altering such abnormalities. Most of these drugs have side effects which, in the elderly, may necessitate lower dosing than usual. For persons with severe elevations of triglycerides, nicotinic acid (Niacin) and gemfibrozil (Lopid) may be used. For those who need a reduction in the LDL cholesterol, choices include bile acid-binding resins, nicotinic acid, HMG CoA reductase inhibitors, probucol (Lorelco), and neomycin.
D A Smith; W Karmally; W V Brown
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Geriatrics     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0016-867X     ISO Abbreviation:  Geriatrics     Publication Date:  1987 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-08-26     Completed Date:  1987-08-26     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985102R     Medline TA:  Geriatrics     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  55-9, 62     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Antilipemic Agents / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
Enzyme Inhibitors / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use
Heptanoic Acids / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use
Hypercholesterolemia / drug therapy
Hyperlipidemias / drug therapy*
Naphthalenes / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use
Neomycin / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use
Niacin / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use
Pentanoic Acids / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antilipemic Agents; 0/Enzyme Inhibitors; 0/Heptanoic Acids; 0/Naphthalenes; 0/Pentanoic Acids; 1404-04-2/Neomycin; 25812-30-0/Gemfibrozil; 59-67-6/Niacin; 81093-37-0/Pravastatin

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