lipid-lowering medication


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Noun1.lipid-lowering medication - a medicine that lowers blood cholesterol levels by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase
atorvastatin, Lipitor - an oral drug (trade name Lipitor) that is effective in lowering triglycerides; potent in reducing LDL cholesterol because higher doses can be given
Baycol, cerivastatin - an oral drug (trade name Baycol) to reduce blood cholesterol levels
fluvastatin, Lescol - least expensive statin drug (trade name Lescol); usually taken orally at bedtime
lovastatin, Mevacor - an oral drug (trade name Mevacor) to reduce blood cholesterol levels; used when dietary changes have proved inadequate
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
Pravachol, pravastatin - an oral drug (trade name Pravachol) administered to reduce blood cholesterol levels; recommended after nonfatal heart attacks
simvastatin, Zocor - an oral lipid-lowering medicine (trade name Zocor) administered to reduce blood cholesterol levels; recommended after heart attacks
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Given the importance of adherence to both lifestyle therapies and lipid-lowering medication, the NLA advocates: 1) discussion of adherence at each patient visit to identify problems, barriers or side effects of therapy; 2) continuous feedback to patients about their non-HDL-C and LDL cholesterol levels and goals of these lipoproteins and 3) the incorporation, whenever possible, of an interdisciplinary team of healthcare providers-including nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical pharmacists, physician assistants and registered dietitian nutritionists-to assist patients with adherence issues.
The ALL initiative is a therapeutic program that includes the use of aspirin, lisinopril and a lipid-lowering medication.
Also, participants prescribed with lipid-lowering medication late into follow-up may have confounded results.
I prescribe lipid-lowering medication, and I use metformin to treat insulin resistance.
Despite having received lipid-lowering medication and diet therapy for at least six months, the patients' total cholesterol (TC) or triglyceride (TG) levels were still abnormal.
Among patients at risk, reducing the burden of atherogenic lipoproteins in serum with lipid-lowering medication and lifestyle modification has been shown to reduce the risk for acute cardiovascular events in both the primary and secondary prevention settings.
In a recent study from Halifax, NS, Canada, older persons who were taking lipid-lowering medication (i.
Is the patient taking any lipid-lowering medication or were lipid-lowering medications perhaps recently discontinued?
By study design none of the control participants received lipid-lowering medication or took folate supplement or B vitamins.
Researchers controlled for a long list of possibly confounding factors, including segment location, length of follow-up, enrollment site, early angiography, baseline measures, age, education, diabetes, smoking, lipid-lowering medication, and total energy intake.
For example, National Cholesterol Education Program guidelines call for contemplation of lipid-lowering medication in patients with no conventional risk factors only if their LDL level exceeds 190 mg/dL; the target is an LDL level below 160 mg/dL.
LDL Particle Number (LDL-P) Distribution in Patients with Angiographic Coronary Artery Disease on Lipid-Lowering Medication Lead presenter: Hector A.