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What is High Cholesterol?

There are two different types of cholesterol - LDL or "bad" cholesterol, and HDL or "good" cholesterol. Having too much LDL cholesterol can result in clogged arteries which increases the chance for heart attack and stroke.

Treatments for high cholesterol includes increasing physical activity, a change in diet, and taking medications. Common drug classes used to treat high cholesterol are bile acid sequestrants, calcium channel blocker / statin combinations, cholesterol absorption inhibitor / statin combinations, cholesterol absorption inhibitors, fibrates, MTP inhibitors, nicotinic acids, omega-3 fatty acids, statin / nicotinic acid combinations, statins, and ApoB inhibitors.

Savings Tips for High Cholesterol

  • Generic Crestor Coming Soon

    April 25, 2016

    Good news if you’re one of the millions of Americans that takes Crestor, a popular cholesterol medication.

    The generic version of Crestor, rosuvastatin, is expected to hit pharmacies May 2, and you’ll soon be able to save hundreds of dollars a year.

    How much does Crestor cost?

    Many insurance and Medicare plans either do not cover Crestor or require a high co-pay. If the drug is not covered, you’ll pay around $300 a month. See More

  • FDA Approval Revoked for Several Popular Cholesterol Drugs

    April 19, 2016

    This week, the FDA took the unusual step of withdrawing approvals it had previously given for several medications used in conjunction with statins to treat high cholesterol. This is news because I’m sure many of you have been paying big bucks for these medications.

    Which meds are we talking about?

  • GoodRx Top 10 Drug Guide: What Are the Most Expensive and Most Popular Drugs in the US

    January 28, 2016

    The new Goodrx Top 10 Lists are in, and this time we take a look back at the end of 2015. These are the most popular and most expensive drugs in the US, and they cover all kinds of conditions from common heart and pain meds to pricey treatments for cancer and genetic disorders.

    To start with—which drugs were filled the most in the last quarter of 2015?

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Popular High Cholesterol Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Statins 12 See Prices
Statins 8 See Prices
Statins 16 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

High Cholesterol Drug Classes

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