Top U.S. cholesterol-lowering drugs - market share by prescriptions 2013

Top HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors by U.S. prescription market share in 2013

by Statista Research Department, last edited Feb 17, 2014
Top U.S. cholesterol-lowering drugs - market share by prescriptions 2013 This statistic displays the market share of the top HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors based on total U.S. prescriptions in 2013. In that year, Crestor was among the leading HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors with a market share of 11.1 percent in the United States based on prescriptions. 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.
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Top HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors by U.S. prescription market share in 2013

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Market share
Simvastatin36.4%
Atorvastatin calcium31%
Pravastatin sodium14.5%
Crestor11.1%
Lovastatin5.4%
Lipitor0.8%
Livalo0.4%
Lescol XL0.1%
Fluvastatin sodium0.1%
Market share
Simvastatin36.4%
Atorvastatin calcium31%
Pravastatin sodium14.5%
Crestor11.1%
Lovastatin5.4%
Lipitor0.8%
Livalo0.4%
Lescol XL0.1%
Fluvastatin sodium0.1%
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Feb 17, 2014
This statistic displays the market share of the top HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors based on total U.S. prescriptions in 2013. In that year, Crestor was among the leading HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors with a market share of 11.1 percent in the United States based on prescriptions. 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.
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