statin

Definitions of statin
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n a medicine that lowers blood cholesterol levels by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase

Synonyms:
lipid-lowering medication, lipid-lowering medicine, statin drug
Types:
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Lipitor, atorvastatin
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
Lescol, fluvastatin
least expensive statin drug (trade name Lescol); usually taken orally at bedtime
Mevacor, lovastatin
an oral drug (trade name Mevacor) to reduce blood cholesterol levels; used when dietary changes have proved inadequate
Pravachol, pravastatin
an oral drug (trade name Pravachol) administered to reduce blood cholesterol levels; recommended after nonfatal heart attacks
Zocor, simvastatin
an oral lipid-lowering medicine (trade name Zocor) administered to reduce blood cholesterol levels; recommended after heart attacks
Type of:
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine
(medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease

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