TABLE 6

Classes of Medication for Treatment of Dyslipidemia in Children and Adolescents

ClassPotential Adverse Effects
Bile acid sequestrantGastrointestinal symptoms, constipation, cramping, bloating
Cholesterol-absorption blockerGastrointestinal symptoms
3-Hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitorsMyopathy, rhabdomyolysis, increased hepatic transaminase levels, teratogenicity