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Alternative to Zocor

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by PainMan, Jun 6, 2002.

  1. PainMan

    PainMan Senior Member
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    Besides Lipitor....?
     
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  3. Doc AdamK in 2006

    Doc AdamK in 2006 Now 2 year UB Med Doc
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    Pravachol (sp?)
     
  4. Fix-it-Man

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    Mevacor (lovastatin), Baycol (cerivastatin), Lescol (fluvastatin), Advicor (lovastatin/niacin!!!! <img border="0" alt="[Pissy]" title="" src="graemlins/pissy.gif" />
     
  5. edmadison

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    Isn't Baycol off the market now?

    Ed
     
  6. Bradleyp

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    Side note, we are doing a study which tests Lipitor's (atorvastatin) ability to increase bone density. Very interesting, in that most women on lipitor are post-menopausal and are high risk for osteoporosis. It is called the BONES study.
     
  7. Pilot

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    Baycol was removed from the market in September or October of last year.

    And personally, if I were to take an HMG-CoA Reductase inhibitor - it would be Lipitor. It will be the first script I write for myself. We had a big running joke in a class last year that an ACE Inhibitor and statin drug should be placed in the water supply similar to fluoride.

    Pilot - Doctor of Pharmacy ( & MS-III)
     

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