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Combination drug therapy can be used if hyperlipidemia is unresponsive to monotherapy. An extremely useful example is the combination of low-dose bile acid sequestrants and HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors.When and how to treat hyperlipidemia?
Diet and exercise are the best initial treatment for children age 2 and older who have high cholesterol or who are obese. Children age 10 and older who have extremely high cholesterol levels might be prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs, such as statins.When to treat hyperlipidemia guidelines?
Prescription omega-3 oil, 2 to 4 g daily, should be used to treat severe hypertriglyceridemia (TG >500 mg/dL). Dietary supplements are not FDA-approved for treatment of hypertriglyceridemia and generally are not recommended for this purpose.