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How effective are bile acid sequestrants?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Bile acid sequestrants can lower LDL 15% or more at high doses and raise HDL modestly. They do not lower triglycerides and may even increase them. In general, these drugs are less effective than statins in lowering LDL.

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