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Top U.S. cholesterol-lowering drugs based on prescriptions 2013

This statistic displays the top ten HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors based on total number of U.S. prescriptions in 2013. In that year, Crestor was among the leading HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors with a total of 21.3 million precriptions in the United States. HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors or statins help lower cholesterol levels and is central in cholesterol production within the liver. It is used to prevent heart disease and decrease mortality within those with pre-existing cardiovascular disease.

Top HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors based on U.S. prescriptions in 2013

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Source

Release date

February 2014

Region

United States

Survey time period

2013

Supplementary notes

HMG-CoA reductase: 3-hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl-CoA reductase. A class of drugs responsible for lowering cholesterol (statins).

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