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GEM - lipid lowering treatment educational module part one

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Lipid Lowering Educational Module

Scenario 1:

Scenario 2:

  • 55 year old lady with a history of manic depression. She is on treatment with olanzapine and it has been noted that her weight has increased since initiation of her olanzapine treatment. Recent blood tests revealed a fasting glucose of 6.2 mmol/l. Her fasting lipids revealed a cholesterol of 7.7 mmol per litre and triglycerides of 4.4 mmol/l. Other secondary causes of hyperlipidaemia were excluded.

Examples of other causes of raised lipids:

Myalgia and statin treatment

Statins and warfarin

NICE

Drugs used in hypertriglyceridaemia include:

What conditions are associated with a low HDL? GPnotebook reference...click here

Other lipid lowering agents include:


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