Crestor

Crestor, Lipitor, or Zocor - Which statin is right for you?

03 Sep: Crestor vs Lipitor vs Zocor – Which Statin Is Better for You?

A diagnosis of high cholesterol can be intimidating, but there is a lot you can do to control this condition. In addition to modifying your diet and upping your exercise, the addition of a HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitor, a class of drugs commonly called “statins” can safely and effectively lower your cholesterol. (HMG-CoA Reductase helps our liver produce cholesterol; when the chemical is inhibited, the amount of cholesterol is correspondingly reduced.) How to Chose the Statin Best for You For people with heart disease, statins can lower the risk of a cardiac event and subsequent death. If you and your doctor have determined that you need a statin, how can you pick the right statin for your needs There are six statins…

13 Nov: “C-reactive protein”: soon, the world will know your name

Yeah, I know: you’ve never heard of “C-reactive protein” (CRP) as an indicator of heart disease, just like you’d never heard of restless leg syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome or a host of other ailments before they were heralded in pharmaceutical company commercials 24-7. But soon, you’ll know all about C-reactive protein — and why if your CRP levels are high, you need to take Crestor. Crestor is a statin prescribed to people with high cholesterol levels. But now a new study (funded by the maker of Crestor) says the drug is also therapeutic for patients whose cholesterol isn’t high, but who have high levels of C-reactive protein, which indicates inflammation in the body. The study says Crestor can reduce the…

27 May: Lipitor: 50 million prescriptions can’t be wrong, right?

Lipitor was the most frequently prescribed brand-name drug in the United States last year, with 50 million prescriptions being filled. Vytorin was right up there, with 20 million. Add in all the other statins and you’re up to an amazing 150 million. As you might expect, we’ve had a fair amount of discussion in the eDrugSearch.com Community about statin drugs, which are used for the treatment of high cholesterol. People are most interested in understanding and comparing the benefits of Lipitor, Zocor and Crestor. Zocor is currently available in generic form in the U.S., but the other two drugs are not. Vytorin, of course, is on the outs these days after research showed in January that this combination drug (essentially…