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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Bornstein, claims the 70-year-old takes several medications that include medicines to control rosacea, a common skin problem, and statin, a lipid-lowering medication for elevated blood cholesterol.
If LDL levels in a patient with HeFH remain at or above 160 mg/dL, intensifying treatment by adding another lipid-lowering medication might be warranted.
Also, participants prescribed with lipid-lowering medication late into follow-up may have confounded results.
The ALL initiative is a therapeutic program that includes the use of aspirin, lisinopril and a lipid-lowering medication.
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.
Low serum cholesterol without the use or initiation of a lipid-lowering medication should be viewed as a marker of insufficient food intake rather than a positive change in lipid status.
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?
None of the patients was on lipid-lowering medication.