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Advicor (extended-release niacin/lovastatin; Abbott)
- Dual Mode fixed Combination
Advicor Prescribing Info ( PDF File) - Official website; Consumer info, PI, etc.
General Information
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Altoprev (extended release lovastatin; Andrx)
Prescribing Info - Official website; Consumer info, PI, etc.
Medline  [ search term = lovastatin extended release ]
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Colestid (bile acid sequestrant; Colestipol; Pharmacia)
Prescribing Info
medline search
General Information
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Crestor (rosuvastatin; Astra Zeneca) Approved 8/12/03
- statin; HMG-COA reductase inhibitor ( Healthcare Professional) (Patient)
Crestor PI; official label; PDF; adobe required; in Pop-Up format; popups must be enabled in order to view this page.
Crestor PI; ( from Rx List; Html Format)
General Information
Medline Search For "rosuvastatin"
Google Search for  Crestor OR rosuvastatin

Lescol XL, Lescol,  (Fluvastatin; Reliant)
- statin; HMG-COA reductase inhibitor
Prescribing Info 
Lescol XL Prescribing Info; pdf file
medline search
General Information
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Lipitor (Atorvastatin; Pfizer )
- statin; HMG-COA reductase inhibitor
Lipitor is the most popular drug ever sold ever in the history of the world.    Lipitor does more than $9 billion in sales per year (that's more than one million dollars per hour, every hour of every day, 365 days per year).

Doctors love Lipitor because it is very effective and it has a long established safety record. 

Prescribing Info Prescribing Information Source B
Official Website; Patient Info; Prescribing Info; Risk Assessment
medline search
General Information
Lipitor Comparison Shopping: There is a lot of competition between sites that sell Lipitor.  This competition drives down the prices. 
You can get a real good deal on Lipitor if you comparison shop.

Lovastatin  ( formerly Mevacor from Merck)
- statin; HMG-COA reductase inhibitor
Lipitor prescribing Info
medline search
General Information
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Niaspan (Niacin 500mg Extended-Release Tablets; Kos)
- nicotinic acid derivative Official website; prescribing info, etc
Prescribing Info [from KOS Website] | Prescribing Information Source B
medline search
General Information
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Omacor (Omega-3-acid ethyl esters) - official website: explains how Omacor works, how omacor is different, etc
Omacor Prescribing information
Omacor general information
Search scientific papers on Omacor

Pravachol (pravastatin sodium;Bristol-Myers Squibb)
- statin; HMG-COA reductase inhibitor
Prescribing Info
medline search
General Information
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Questran Light (Cholestyramine Resin; Bristol-Myers Squibb)
- bile acid sequestrant
Prescribing Info 
medline search
General Information
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Tricor (fenofibrate capsules; Abbott);
- fibrate; generic available
Tricor Official Website
Prescribing Info
medline search
General Information
Compare Tricor Prices 

Vytorin (combination of simvistatin + ezetimibe; Merck, Schering Plough)
statin + absorption inhibitor
Vytorin is an interesting drug because it is composed of two medicines mixed into the same pill.  We pharmacists call this a "fixed combination " pill.

The Zetia portion of the pill is reduces your digestive tract's ability to absorb cholesterol from the foods you eat.  The Zocor portion of the pill inhibits your liver from producing cholesterol.

Here is a bunch of information regarding Vytorin.  Our editors have checked out these links to make sure thay are accurate and up to date:
Vytorin Information
Comparison Shop For Vytorin  - More than 50 internet pharmacies compete for Vytorin business. Official web site; explains how Vytorin works, basic information on cholesterol, etc.
Prescribing Info - side effects, dose, mechanism of action, contraindications; this is the information your doctor uses to learn about Vytorin
General Information - similar to the flyer that you get in the drugstore when you fill your prescription for Vytorin.
Google Search For " Vytorin" 
Medline Search for " Vytorin"
Compare Prices - comparison shop for Vytorin.  An internet version of a Vytorin Flea-market where more than 50 internet pharmacies compete for your Vytorin business.

Welchol (colesevelam hydrochloride; Sankyo)
- bile acid sequestrant
Official Welchol website
Prescribing Info | Prescribing Info (Source B)
Search Scientific Papers For Welchol
General Information
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Zetia (ezetimibe; Merck/Schering Plough)
- intestinal absorption inhibitors
Zetia Prescribing Info ; PDF File Cholesterol information, Package insert, Patient Information
GPatient Information For Zetia
Google Search For " ezetimibe" 
Medline Search for " ezetimibe"
Compare Prices 

Zocor (simvastatin; Merck)
- statin; HMG-COA reductase inhibitor
Prescribing Info | Prescribing Information Source B
General Information
medline search
General Information
Zocor Comparison Shopping: There is a lot of competition between sites that sell Zocor because it is a popular expansive drug.  This competition drives down the prices.  You can get a good deal on Zocor if you comparison shop.

> How Cholesterol Drugs Work from WebMD

> NCEP Cholesterol Guidelines; Government recommendations regarding what cholesterol levels should be for diabetics, heart disease patients, etc.

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