Statin comparison: At equivalent doses, atorvastatin lowers cholesterol the most
- Effective treatment of hypercholesterolemia. Sadovsky, Richard // American Family Physician;2/15/1997, Vol. 55 Issue 3, p951
Focuses on a study by A.O. Marcus, published in a 1996 edition of the `American Journal of Cardiology,' which reviews the prevalence of hypercholesterolemia in the United States population and discusses strategies used by the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) to develop...
- Fluvastatin: Synthetic cholesterol-lowering agent is safe and effective. // Modern Medicine;Mar95, Vol. 63 Issue 3, p53
Presents an abstract of the article `Efficacy and Safety of Once-daily vs Twice-daily Dosing With Fluvastatin, A Synthetic Reductase Inhibitor, in Primary Hypercholesterolemia,' by W. Insull Jr., D. Black, et al dated November 14, 1994.
- Psyllium helps patients tolerate GI effects of cholestyramine. // Modern Medicine;Mar95, Vol. 63 Issue 3, p55
Presents an abstract of the article `Psyllium for the Reduction of Cholestyramine-associated Gastrointestinal Symptoms in the Treatment of Primary Hypercholesterolemia,' by J.J. Maciejko, R. Brazg, et al dated November 1994.
- Lovastatin and pravastatin: Equal in efficacy, tolerability, and quality of life. // Modern Medicine;Jul96, Vol. 64 Issue 7, p54
Presents an abstract on the article `Comparison of the Effects on Quality of Life and of the Efficacy and Tolerability of Lovastatin Versus Pravastatin,' by M.R. Weir, M.L. Berger et al published in the March 1, 1996 issue of the `American Journal of Cardiology'.
- Addition of psyllium to the diet may lower cholesterol levels. // American Family Physician;12/1/93, Vol. 48 Issue 8, p1506
Reports on the effect of the addition of psyllium to a diet to produce a reduction in total cholesterol levels and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels. Study with men and women with primary hypercholesterolemia; Nutritional analyses.
- Lovastatin more effective than pravastatin for reducing cholesterol. // Geriatrics;Aug93, Vol. 48 Issue 8, p68
Reports on a study indicating that lovastatin is more effective than pravastatin in lowering total and LDL cholesterol. Assessment and comparison of the efficacy of the drugs in treating hypercholesterolemia; Absence of significant differences between the effects of the two drugs on HDL...
- Comparing cholesterol treatments: Simvastatin vs. pravastatin. // Geriatrics;Nov93, Vol. 48 Issue 11, p92
Compares the effectiveness of simvastatin and pravastatin in treating patients with primary hypercholesterolemia. Higher beneficial effects of simvastatin; Differences in safety profiles; Study published at a 1993 issue of the `American Journal of Cardiology.'
- Effects of alcohol and fluvastatin on lipid metabolism and hepatic function. Smith, Jan W.; Wijnne, Herman J. // Annals of Internal Medicine;5/1/95, Vol. 122 Issue 9, p678
Examines the effects of a synthetic 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitor called fluvastatin on lipid profiles and hepatic functions in patients with primary hypercholesterolemia. Randomized, placebo-controlled study of 31 patients with primary hypercholesterolemia who had...
- Newer statin effectively treats primary hypercholesterolemia.... // Modern Medicine;Sep97, Vol. 65 Issue 9, p52
Presents an abstract of the article `Comparison of One-Year Efficacy and Safety of Atorvastatin Versus Lovastatin in Primary Hypercholesterolemia,' by M. Davidson, J. McKenney et al published in the June 1, 1997 issue of `American Journal of Cardiology.'
- Lower cholesterol, lower price. Newman, Richard J.; Podolsky, Doug // U.S. News & World Report;4/4/94, Vol. 116 Issue 13, p67
States that those who use certain cholesterol-lowering drugs could soon benefit from a price war. Swiss-based drug maker Sandoz who set the average price paid by pharmacists for Lescol, at about $30 for a one-month supply; Cost which could be about half the price of its rivals, Merck's Mevacor...