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TABLE 6

Classes of Medication for Treatment of Dyslipidemia in Children and Adolescents

ClassPotential Adverse Effects
Bile acid sequestrant Gastrointestinal symptoms, constipation, cramping, bloating 
Cholesterol-absorption blocker Gastrointestinal symptoms 
3-Hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitors Myopathy, rhabdomyolysis, increased hepatic transaminase levels, teratogenicity 
ClassPotential Adverse Effects
Bile acid sequestrant Gastrointestinal symptoms, constipation, cramping, bloating 
Cholesterol-absorption blocker Gastrointestinal symptoms 
3-Hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitors Myopathy, rhabdomyolysis, increased hepatic transaminase levels, teratogenicity 
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