Method Of Treating Hypercholesterolemia With A Macrolide Antibiotic


This invention is directed to a novel method for treating human patients with hypercholesterolemia with a macrolide antibiotic. More specifically, this invention is directed to the oral administration of an erythromycin compound or an erythromycin derivative for treating hypercholesterolemia. Most specifically, this invention teaches the novel oral administration of clarithromycin, troleandomycin, erythromycin, or azithromycin for treating human patients with hypercholesterolemia.


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