Cholesterol absorption inhibitors comprise a treatment that usually includes a program of lifestyle modifications, including a healthy diet and regular exercise.
Inhibitors can be used alone or prescribed with a statin or other cholesterol-lowering medicine.
Your doctor will usually outline a diet that is lower in saturated and trans-fats, sugar and dietary cholesterol. This is important to make the medication work. Cholesterol absorption inhibitors are less effective in people who are considerably overweight.