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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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.
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.
In many patients, cholesterol-lowering drugs, including statins, are also part of treatment and prevention.
Though considered safe, cholesterol-lowering drugs do have potential side effects, including a low risk of liver toxicity and muscle damage.
Those who entered the study math LDL cholesterol over 125 received benefit from the cholesterol-lowering drug Pravachol.
After heating anecdotes of physicians easing symptoms of such poisonings with the cholesterol-lowering drug cholestyramine, John S.
For every percentage point of its members that have switched to Lovastatin, a generic cholesterol-lowering drug, the company saves around $300,000 a year.
Similar findings came from an offshoot of a study by Scottish researchers focusing on the heart benefits of the cholesterol-lowering drug pravastatin.
But we chose not to market it over the counter, because it was our position that a cholesterol-lowering drug should be monitored by a physician.
Rather, the FDA contends that Cholestin has crossed the increasingly murky boundary that separates dietary supplements from drugs, because it contains an ingredient, lovastatin, that is the key component of a cholesterol-lowering drug.

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