lipid-lowering medicine


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Noun1.lipid-lowering medicine - 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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People with disabilities were twice as likely to have prescribed medication for hypertension and lipid-lowering medicine.
Until then, clinicians need to optimize the treatments they have at their disposal, including antihypertensive and lipid-lowering medicines commonly used to lower cardiovascular risk in conjunction with lifestyle modifications.
However, lipid-lowering medicines known as statins which are capable of preventing atherosclerosis have proved ineffective in preventing calcification of the aortic valve.