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Synonyms for simvastatin

an oral lipid-lowering medicine (trade name Zocor) administered to reduce blood cholesterol levels

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Statins such as atorvastatin, simvastatin, and rosuvastatin, commonly used in treating hyperlipidemia, are well tolerated by our body.
The trial will be operated from 30 sites across the UK and will examine whether simvastatin can slow disability progression in patients over a three-year period.
Increase the level of good cholesterol (high density lipoprotein cholesterol or HDL) Lower the level of fat in blood (triglycerides) Ezetimibe and simvastatin tablets further enhance Tevas statin portfolio.
We believed the most likely cause of our patient's signs and symptoms was statin-induced rhabdomyolysis, likely due to an interaction between simvastatin and fluconazole.
Simvastatin versus ezetimibe pleitropic and lipid lowering effects on endothelial function in humans.
Two groups (G1 and G2) were given toxic doses (60mg/kg/day) of simvastatin for 14 days11 and the rest of two groups (G3 and G4) were placed on therapeutic doses (1mg/kg/day)12 for 90 days.
22) The statins simvastatin (Medley Industria Farmaceutica Ltda, Campinas, SP, Brazil), atorvastatin (Laboratorios Pfizer Ltda, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil), and pravastatin (Bristol-Myers-Squibb, Nova York, NY, USA) and the antifungal drugs amphotericin B (Sigma Chemical Corporation, St Louis, USA), itraconazole (Janssen Pharmaceutica, Beerse, Belgium), and fluconazole (Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, New York, USA) were tested against all strains.
The sales value of simvastatin will stay at a certain level in a given period despite a downtrend in recent years.
We aimed to highlight the antioxidant effects of simvastatin in treating patients with T2DM and dyslipidemia and determine if the drug could improve serum lipids and reduce oxidative stress.
In the study, 18,144 high-risk patients, age 50 and older, were given simvastatin or simvastatin plus ezetimibe (Vytorin[R]) within 10 days of being admitted to a hospital because of chest pain (unstable angina) or heart attack.
In last November's initial findings from IMPROVE-IT (Improved Reduction of Outcomes: Vytorin Efficacy International Trial), the combination of 10 mg ezetimibe/40 mg simvastatin (Vytorin) daily resulted in a modest yet statistically significant 6.
SAN DIEGO -- The presentation of the landmark IMPROVE-IT study at last November's American Heart Association scientific sessions told only half the story of the clinical impact of lipid-lowering with the combination of ezetimibe and simvastatin as opposed to simvastatin alone.
That goes for a recent study that found adding the drug ezetimibe to simvastatin helps lower the risk of future cardiovascular events better than simvastatin alone.
Washington, March 19 ( ANI ): Researchers have suggested that simvastatin, a cheap cholesterol lowering drug, might be a potential treatment option for the secondary progressive, or chronic, stage of multiple sclerosis (MS), which is currently untreatable.