There are four general classes of lipid-lowering drugs: niacin, fibric-acid derivatives, bile-acid sequestrants, and HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors. Describe the pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacotherapeutics of each drug. When, specifically, do you use each drug? Include monitoring parameters and patient education.
For assignment requirements, review the rubric for Assignment 9.1 in your syllabus.
Assignment 9.1 Hyperlipidemia Rubric
All of the information must be included:
1, Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of each drug listed correctly
2, Pharmacotherapeutics of each drug including use, rationale, monitoring parameters and patient education listed correctly.