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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(44) The results of the present study are consistent with those of a recently published Cochrane review that analyzed adherence to a lipid-lowering medication in the context of various types of interventions.
Even after adjusting for the use of lipid-lowering medication, antihypertensive medication or healthy eating scores, the results remained unchanged.
Among individuals using lipid-lowering medication, only 43 percent had reached the low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol target of under 2.5 millimoles per liter, Health news reported.
* Based on a positive response to the question "Are you currently taking lipid-lowering medication?" asked of adults who had been told by a health professional that their cholesterol was high.
The significant reductions in these measures for the RAMP-HT group remained after multivariable analysis accounted for sex, age, smoking status, renal function, lipid values, BMI, comorbidities, and antihypertensive and lipid-lowering medication use.
Overall, 24.5% of all patients were on lipid-lowering medication, and 36.3% of patients with a CVD history and 20.9% of patients without CVD history took statins for LDL-C management.
Among the clues that can lead us to the cause of myalgia associated with elevated CPK is carefully reviewing the medications patients are taking, especially lipid-lowering medication such as statins.
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.
Models were adjusted for age (as timescale) and sex and multivariably for other cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension, smoking, alcohol intake, physical inactivity, total cholesterol, and use of lipid-lowering medication; a priori we did not adjust risk estimates for body mass index and diabetes, because these covariates may be part of the biological pathway linking low triglyceride concentrations to reduced all-cause mortality.
The ALL initiative is a therapeutic program that includes the use of aspirin, lisinopril and a lipid-lowering medication. The initiative, which also now includes the use of a beta blocker, is also actively promoted and shared with other health systems outside Kaiser Permanente.
"I prescribe lipid-lowering medication, and I use metformin to treat insulin resistance.