"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.
Lipitor, a cholesterol-lowering drug
with an average cost of $75; Zoloft, an antidepressant with an average cost of $55; Protonix, a drug used for gastritis/ esophagitis with an average cost of $85; Paxil, an antidepressant with an average cost of $73; and Effexor XR, an antidepressant with an average cost of $84.
[U.S.A.], May 10 ( ANI ): Seems like, even the patients who consume the cholesterol-lowering drug
, are not safe from heart risks.
No other cholesterol-lowering drug
is as effective as statins," said Stone, adding that there is a role for other cholesterol-lowering drugs
in patients who suffer side effects from statins.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Results of a new study by neurological researchers at Rush University Medical Center showed that a widely used cholesterol-lowering drug
may prevent progression of Parkinson's disease.
(Carlsbad CA) said their experimental cholesterol-lowering drug
met the main goal in a late-stage study in patients with a genetic cholesterol disorder.
But a study published in the October 2002 issue of the journal Circulation found the cholesterol-lowering drug
, simvastatin (Zocor), a statin, significantly reduced cholesterol levels in children with an inherited form of high cholesterol.
DIABETICS should take a cholesterol-lowering drug
to cut their risk of heart disease, doctors have claimed.
German drugmaker Bayer AG said Wednesday it is recalling a cholesterol-lowering drug
in every country except Japan because of a life-threatening side effect produced when the drug is taken together with another cholesterol medicine.
According to the report, traditional medication (non-specialty) spending dropped 1.5% in a year marked by the largest generic drug launch in history when cholesterol-lowering drug
Lipitor went off patent.