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.
ZETIA (branded EZETROL outside of the United States) and VYTORIN (marketed as INEGY in many countries outside of the United States), two lipid-lowering medicines from Merck/Schering-Plough Pharmaceuticals, have performed well since their respective launches and are well-positioned for future growth in the worldwide lipid-lowering market.