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Simvastatin Plus Niacin May Lower Heart Risks

Treatment combining the cholesterol drug simvastatin with the B vitamin niacin lowers the risk of heart...n the study, patients took either a combination of simvastatin (Zocor) and niacin alone, antioxidants alone, simvastatin-niacin plus antioxidants, or placebo. The ...

Cholesterol lowering drugs aid people after heart transplant

...rchers in Munich have studied the effect of taking simvastatin soon after a heart transplant. //They looked at a ...2. Of these, 32 took the cholesterol-lowering drug simvastatin four days after treatment, while the others went on a strict low-cholesterol diet. Later, they too w...

Cholesterol drugs improve strange heart problem

...of the American Heart Association. Treatment with simvastatin (Zocor), a type of statin, modestly reduced total and LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels without changing triglyceride or HDL ("good") cholesterol levels, the authors report. Patients who received the drug were also more likely than untreated patients to...

Long-Term Benefits Of Statins Questioned

...y, nearly 4,500 patients were randomly assigned to simvastatin therapy or a placebo. After three years, more than 80 percent of patients in both groups were using statins. The five-year follow-up showed statins lowered lipid fractions and cholesterol. It also reduced cardiovascular and coronary deaths by 36 perc...

Pill splitting program of University of Michigan can save money

...Veterans Affairs in 3,787 patients who were taking simvastatin tablets found splitting their tablets had no difference in their health conditions and saved lot of money on drugs. A study funded by University of Michigan that was conducted by HaeMi Choe on 110 patients taking statin drugs found to have no negativ...

Statins Prescribed To Those Who Are At a Risk Of Developing A Heart Disease

...statin, fluvastatin, pravastatin, rosuvastatin and simvastatin but only simvastatin, is available over the counter in pharmacies in a low 10mg dose. The price of the drug is falling due to its growing demands. NHS is estimating the price to fall down to £9m. According to the new guidelines Nice has asked the...

Anti-cholesterol Statins May Be Helpful For Eyes Too

...ither a daily 20-milligram dose of the statin drug simvastatin (Zocor) or a placebo for seven days. The blood flow in the men's retinal arteries was measured at the start of the study, 90 minutes after taking the drug the first day, and at the end of the seven days of treatment. The researchers also checked th...

Patients Can Report Statins' Adverse Effects on New Web Site

...ports, two such drugs – atorvastatin (Lipitor) and simvastatin (Zocor) – were #1 and #2 best-selling drugs in the country in 2004, with 75 million prescriptions for Lipitor alone. Although pharmaceutical companies report that side effects of statin drugs are rare, there are some patients who experience serious c...

NHS Could Save 'Millions' Through Generic Drugs

...ead of their branded counterparts. Pravastatin and simvastatin are deemed to be as effective as branded versions in most cases that help combat high cholesterol. Health Minister Andy Burnham said: 'As new drugs become available, the local NHS will increasingly have to look closely at the resources it spends on...

Medical College Students Help Change Global Health Policy

...d Ben Herbstman, UAEM members, petitioned WHO that simvastatin (Zocor) -- originally manufactured by Merck -- be added to the list. Simvastatin was selected based on its worldwide availability, cost-effectiveness and the interest of generic firms in producing it. Such statin medicines have been shown to lower lo...

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