cholesterol-lowering drug


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cholesterol-lowering drug

Therapeutics Any of a family of agents that ↓ serum cholesterol; the most cost-effective agents for lowering LDL-C are nicotinic acid and lovastatin; the most efficient for ↑ HDL-C are nicotinic acid and gemfibrozil
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Discovering the mechanism was important because plenty of people are on cholesterol-lowering drugs, especially statins for high cholesterol," said Ko.
The guidelines have altered how doctors may decide whether patients should be getting prescription drugs, with a concurrent expansion in the number of people who are now judged to benefit from cholesterol-lowering drugs," he said.
According to the CDC, the use of cholesterol-lowering drugs among those 18 to 64 years old has increased more than sixfold since 1988-1994, due in part to the introduction and acceptance of statin drugs to lower cholesterol.
Baycol, one of the world's most popular cholesterol-lowering drugs, was linked to 31 deaths in the United States from rhabdomyolysis, a side effect involving destruction of muscle cells, according to the U.
Express Scripts dramatically grew the use of generic cholesterol-lowering drugs by providing consumers with personalized savings information timed to coincide with new savings opportunities.
The panel focused on the use of statins after a detailed review of other cholesterol-lowering drugs.
According to Pfizer, Lipitor is the first cholesterol-lowering drug to receive clearance for reducing risk of hospitalization for heart failure.
DALLAS - Contrary to government claims, side effects happen more often with Crestor, a cholesterol-lowering drug that consumer advocates tried to get off the market earlier this year, a new analysis shows.
Pravachol is the only cholesterol-lowering drug of its kind proven to prevent a first heart attack," it explains.
Promising findings include a UCSF study on the cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor.
Those who entered the study math LDL cholesterol over 125 received benefit from the cholesterol-lowering drug Pravachol.
WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration gave its approval to AstraZeneca's controversial cholesterol-lowering drug Crestor last month after a lengthy debate over the product's side effects and safety.

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