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Omega-3 MOA

-Lowers TG by 60%
-Unclear how exactly - decreases hepatic circulation of TGs OR decreases TG synthesis

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ADEs of omega 3

Fishy burp
Indigestion

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When are omega 3s given?

TG over 500 mg/dL

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Cholesterol absorption inhibitor MOA and examples

Decrease intestinal absorption of dietary and biliary cholesterol
(Ezetimibe)

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Metabolism of cholesterol absorption inhibitors

Glucuronidation w/an active metabolite
(advantage - NO CYP)

6

Which lipid lowering med is metabolized via glucuronidation (therefore no CYP interactions)?

Cholesterol absorption inhibitors

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Cholesterol absorption inhibitors and ASCVD risk

Lowers LDL but NOT proven to lower ASCVD risk

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Fibrates MOA and examples

-Activate PPAR-alpha (metabolism/catabolism of lipids)
-Gemfibrozil, fenofibrate

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Nicotinic acid MOA

Decreases TG synthesis (maybe in adipose tissue?)

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ADEs of nicotinic acids

Flushing, N/V, myopathy

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How to combat flushing with nicotinic acid?

Take full dose of aspirin (325 mg)

12

Bile acid sequestrants MOA and examples

-Anion exchange resins that bind to bile acids (excreted in feces)
-Cholestyramine, colestipol

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How are bile acid sequestrants metabolized?

Not absorbed or metabolized (excreted in feces)

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ADEs of bile acid sequestrants

GI - flatulence, abdominal pain, constipation, N/V

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Statins MOA

Inhibit HMG-CoA reductase (rate limiting step of cholesterol synthesis)

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ADEs of statins

Dizziness, HA, abdominal pain, myopathy

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Statins lowest to highest potency

Fat People Love Seconds At Restaurants
(also the order of short to long half life)

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Which statin is NOT CYP metabolized?

Pravastatin (sulfation)

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Which statin has LOW protein binding?

Pravastatin

20

Which statins are NOT lipophilic?

Pravastatin
Rosuvastatin

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Substances that INCREASE statin concentrations

Nicotinic acid, fibrates
Azole antifungals
Macrolide abx
Amiodarone
Grapefruit juice
ETOH

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What labs should be checked at baseline prior to a lipid lowering med being added?

Fasting lipid panel
ALT
CK
Glucose (fasting or A1c)

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What lab should be checked at baseline prior to adding niacin?

Uric acid

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What lab should be checked at baseline prior to adding bile acid sequestrants?

TGs

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What lab should be checked at baseline prior to adding fibrates?

Serum Cr or GFR

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Factors useful for assessing ASCVD risk

Family hx
CRP over 2
CAC over 300
ABI less than 0.9

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Factors that are NOT useful for assessing ASCVD risk

ApoB
CKD
Albuminuria
Cardiorespiratory fitness
Carotid intima media thickness (CIMT)

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How should adults 20-79 yo w/o current ASCVD be screened?

Assess traditional risk factors every 4 to 6 years

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How should adults 40-79 yo w/o current ASCVD be screened?

Estimate 10 yr ASCVD risk every 4-6 years

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Patient education on prescribing a statin?

It is to reduce risk of heart attack and stroke