Non-statins are a less common treatment for high cholesterol. They may be used along with statins if statins do not lower your cholesterol enough. Non-statin drugs that can lower cholesterol include:
- Bile acid sequestrants
Studies show the use of non-statins is growing. In 2003, only 3 million adults were taking non-statins to lower cholesterol. By 2013, as many at 8 million adults were taking them. This is compared to the 39.2 million people taking statins by 2013.
Non-statins -- not as common, but can help take cholesterol down another notch!