TITLE

Should We Abandon Ezetimibe?

AUTHOR(S)
LIBEROPOULOS, EVANGELOS N.; RIZOS, CHRISTOS V.; ELISAF, MOSES S.
PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
Current Medical Literature: Cardiology;2008, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p77
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a study on the clinical benefits of ezetimibe in decreasing lower density lipoprotein cholesterol alone or combined with statin. A randomized trial was used to evaluate the effects of ezetimibe. The results of the study show that its use may be effective and safe but finds no supporting evidence that it improves clinical outcome. It recommends the use of statin as the first line treatment in its maximally tolerated dose and the use of ezetimibe only when treatment goals are not achieved.
ACCESSION #
34719649

 

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