American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A trademark used for the drug pravastatin.
- n. an oral drug (trade name Pravachol) administered to reduce blood cholesterol levels; recommended after nonfatal heart attacks
“BEHAR: So he put me on Pravachol, which is a statin.”
“Dr. John Abramson cites an article that he read in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) that was titled "Pravastatin Therapy and Risk of Stroke," which examined how a drug commonly known as Pravachol supposedly reduced risk of stroke in patients by a whopping 19\% (14).”
“The studies offer strong evidence that inflammation is a major factor in the progression of heart disease and may make statins -- including best-selling cholesterol drugs such as Pravachol, Zocor and Lipitor -- even more popular.”
“So he put me on Pravachol which is a statin and my numbers went down like 100 points in two months.”
“The company manufactures and sells branded pharmaceutical drugs such as Pravachol for cholesterol reduction, Plavix for hypertension and Erbitux for cancer.”
“Five people have heart attacks despite taking Pravachol.”
“The exception is pravastatin (Pravachol), which is not affected by St. John's wort.”
“Crestor was approved on the basis of trials in more than 10,000 patients showing that it dramatically reduced bad cholesterol more than Lipitor, Zocor and Pravachol.”
“For instance, we now have six statins Mevacor, Lipitor, Zocor, Pravachol, Lescol, and the newest, Crestor on the market to lower cholesterol, all variants of the first.”
“The makers of Pravachol said they're counting on it.”
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