Lescol


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Noun1.Lescol - least expensive statin drug (trade name Lescol); usually taken orally at bedtime
lipid-lowering medication, lipid-lowering medicine, statin, statin drug - a medicine that lowers blood cholesterol levels by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase
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M2 EQUITYBITES-September 21, 2015-Mylan unveils first generic Lescol XL cholesterol tablets in the US market
M2 PHARMA-September 21, 2015-Mylan unveils first generic Lescol XL cholesterol tablets in the US market
LDL REDUCTION WITH STARTING DOSES OF STATINS % REDUCTION IN LDL CHOLESTEROL CRESTOR (ROSUVASTATIN) 5mg 39% LESCOL (FLUVASTATIN) 40mg 25% LIPITOR (ATORVASTATIN) 10mg 39% PRAVACHOL (PRAVASTATIN) 40mg 34% ZOCOR (SIMVASTATIN) 20mg 35% LIVALO (PITAVASTATIN) 1mg 32% Note: Table made from bar graph.
Pfizer's blockbuster cholesterol treatment, Lipitor, has become the world's best-selling drug, and by 2009, cholesterol-lowering medications, including Crestor, Questran and Lescol, were generating sales of more than $25 billion.
Such a move holds the promise of giving consumers access to chronic-condition drugs such as Avapro, Diovan and Atacand for hypertension; Lescol and Tricor for hyperlipidemia; Maxalt and Zomig for migraine; and Singulair and Xopenex for asthma.
Commonly Prescribed Statins GRAND NAME STATJN JNGREDIENT Lipitor Atorvastatin Zocor, Vytorin Simvastatin Crestor Rosuvastatin Mevacor, Altoprev Lovastatin Lescol Fluvatatin
Zocor, Lipitor, Lescol and Mevacor are all lipophilic--they "like" fats--meaning they dissolve easily into most any cell's membrane, passing through it like a ghost through a wall.
Zetia, Vyotrin, Simcor, Lescol, Livalo and Lovaza are set to expire between 2012 and 2014.
Mevacor was joined by the same company's me-too drug Zocor, Pfizer's Lipitor, Bristol-Myers Squibb's Provachol, Novartis's Lescol, and now Crestor .
The Statin drugs - Lipitor, Lescol, Mevacor, Pravachol, Zocor, and Crestor to name a few - lower cholesterol by inhibiting the liver enzyme HGG CoA reductase.
from Canoga Park, California: Lipitor and Lescol work in nearly the same way to help decrease cholesterol levels in the body.
New York); fluvastatin, made by Novartis AG under the brand name Lescol, and several others.