Welcome to Episode 171 of the Nursing Show

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Who Answers Poison Emergency Calls?

Sex Can Boost Heart Attack Risk

Policy Revisions Considered After Medication Error by Student Nurse


Tip This Week- Cholesterol Lowering Drugs

Moving on with the series on most commonly prescribed mediations by age group in the US will be this week’s feature on cholesterol lowering medications, the most prescribed medication for individuals 60 and over.

High levels of cholesterol in the blood can increase your risk of heart disease. Cholesterol levels tend to get higher by age. No signs and symptoms will present with high cholesterol but it can be detected through blood tests specific to quantifying blood cholesterol levels. Risk factors for increase in cholesterol are genetic predisposition, obesity, and cholesterol rich diet.

There are different kinds of medicines to control cholesterol.

* HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors (also called Statins)
* Bile Acid Sequestrants
* Fibrates
* Niacin
* Cholesterol Absorption Inhibitors
* Omega-3 Fatty Acid
* Combination Medicines
CDC US Prescription Drug Data

Medline Plus on Cholesterol

Cholesterol Lowering Medications



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