statin drug

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Noun1.statin drug - 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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3 years) with hypercholesterolemia who were not being treated with a statin drug were randomly assigned to receive, in double-blind fashion, red yeast rice or placebo for 12 weeks.
Washington, May 19 ( ANI ): Researchers have said that a statin drug commonly used to lower cholesterol is not effective in reducing the number and severity of flare ups from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Red yeast rice contains compounds called monacolins; one, in particular, is mevinolin (or lovastatin,) the same substance found in Mevacor[R], a statin drug produced by Merck & Co.
Physicians often rely solely on high-dose statin drug therapy to achieve desired blood lipid readings.
Researchers overstimulated brain cells in animals, then treated the cells with the statin drug lovastatin (Altoprev, Mevacor).
If you're taking a statin drug, have a blood test to check for potential liver problems within two to three months of starting the medication, and then once a year afterward.
In the MECC study, statin use was defined as taking any statin drug at any point during the 5 years prior to enrollment in the trial.
This second clinical study will be looking to demonstrate the efficacy of concomitant administration of Libracol(R) and Lipitor(R) ((x)), the top selling statin drug in Canada.
Cancer rates, however, were higher in the patients who received the statin drug.
DETROIT -- African American patients with dyslipidemia are less likely to receive a statin drug and less likely to achieve desirable LDL cholesterol levels, Dr.
They found a small but significant improvement in rheumatoid arthritis sufferers given a daily dose of the statin drug atorvastatin.