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
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.
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.