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Table 2 Effects of drugs on HDL-C levels

From: Isolated low high density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C): implications of global risk reduction. Case report and systematic scientific review

DRUG PERCENT INCRESE
Nicotinic acid (niacin) 15% – 35%
Fibrates 10% – 15%
Estrogens 10% – 15%
Statins Coupled Dual Effect Associated with potent LDL-C reduction, which make the statins "shine" 5% – 10%
Alpha blockers 10% – 20%
Alcohol (in moderation) 10%
Ezetimibe 3%