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an inhibitor of an enzyme involved in the biosynthesis of cholesterol
; used as an adjunct in the treatment of hyperlipidemia
. Withdrawn in the United States because it is associated with an increased risk for rhabdomyolysis
cerivastatin Baycol® Cardiology Cholesterol-lowering, HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor/statin for managing hypercholesterolemia and mixed dyslipidemia; it ↑ HDL-C and ↓ LDL-C; withdrawn from the market as it was linked to rhabdomyolysis. See Statin.
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is one of the cheaper types of cholesterol-lowering drugs and GPs are having their arms twisted by the authorities to save costs wherever possible.
About 6 million people--700,000 in the United States--were taking Baycol (sold overseas as Lipobay
) when it was recalled for causing muscle damage that can lead to kidney failure.
is given out on prescription to thousands of Irish patients with high cholesterol.