cerivastatin

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cerivastatin

 [sĕ-riv´ah-stat″in]
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 Withdrawn in the United States because it is associated with an increased risk for rhabdomyolysis.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HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor/statin for managing hypercholesterolemia and mixed dyslipidemia; it ↑ HDL-C and ↓ LDL-C; withdrawn from the market as it was linked to rhabdomyolysis.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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Lipobay 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.
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Lipobay is given out on prescription to thousands of Irish patients with high cholesterol.