Medication Use for Hypercholesterolemia in the Pediatric Population
American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 08/01/2012
Lenz TL et al. – First–line prevention and treatment should involve intensive lifestyle medicine therapy. If warranted, however, the use of medications may be started as early as 8 years of age, but this has many unknown variables related to safety and efficacy. Caution and vigilant observation for drug interactions and adverse events is warranted by the health care team and family members throughout treatment with drug therapy.