This site is intended for healthcare professionals

Go to /sign-in page

You can view 5 more pages before signing in

GEM - lipid lowering treatment educational module part one

Last reviewed dd mmm yyyy. Last edited dd mmm yyyy

Authoring team

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


Drugs used in hypertriglyceridaemia include:

What conditions are associated with a low HDL? GPnotebook here

Other lipid lowering agents include:

Related pages

Create an account to add page annotations

Add information to this page that would be handy to have on hand during a consultation, such as a web address or phone number. This information will always be displayed when you visit this page

The content herein is provided for informational purposes and does not replace the need to apply professional clinical judgement when diagnosing or treating any medical condition. A licensed medical practitioner should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.


Copyright 2024 Oxbridge Solutions Limited, a subsidiary of OmniaMed Communications Limited. All rights reserved. Any distribution or duplication of the information contained herein is strictly prohibited. Oxbridge Solutions receives funding from advertising but maintains editorial independence.