oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - A review of available cholesterol-lowering medicines in South Africa : review

Volume 80, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



Hypercholesterolaemia (high cholesterol) is one of the major risk factors that contribute to the vast number of deaths caused by cardiovascular disease. The (2012) provides strategies to ensure the appropriate diagnosis and management of hypercholesterolaemia. This article provides a review of various available cholesterol-lowering medicines in South Africa, and can assist healthcare providers to select the most appropriate treatment option.

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