Tag: statin

Statin’s Effects And Answer to Cholesterol Hypothesis

The positive aspects of statins include their ability to lower LDL cholesterol, to combat inflammation, to improve the function of the inner lining of arteries, to combat oxidation (the oxidized form of LDL cholesterol injures arteries, initiating the buildup of plaque), and to decrease the tendency of clots to form. Some scientists believe that the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of statins are at least as important as their ability to lower LDL cholesterol. The end result of statin therapy is […]

What are the list of different statins

There are seven different statin drugs prescribed in the US. Atorvastatin was developed by Pfizer and sold under the name Lipitor. Pfizer owned the patent until expiration in November 2011. Lipitor is synthetic and it is also used to reduce triglyceride levels as well as reducing blood pressure. It is estimated that 21% of statin prescriptions in the US are for atorvastatin. Simvastatin was developed by Merck and sold by the name Zocor. Many manufacturers […]