Merc & Co.’s Vytorin has successfully passed all the trials and listed as the best cholesterol lowering drug.
Recently, a study revealed that a medicine other than statins can also save patients from all the heart related problems.
Undoubtedly, Statins is a really effective medicine for heart patients. However, there are few people who cannot bear the side effects of this drug such as digestive problem, liver issue, etc. Therefore, the new research is very useful for all those patients.
The researchers presented the six yearlong studies at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association. The primary purpose of the study is to lessen the risks of heart strokes. Earlier, doctors used to prescribe Statins such as Zorcor, Liptor and Crestor as the first stage treatment to improve the health of patients.
The experts closely analyzed 18,000 people who suffered from heart strokes and chest pains. Researchers requested them to take Statin along with Vytorin in order to decrease the level of bad cholesterol. Later on, the amount of people who took statins with the combination of simvastatin had decreased the LDL level up to 69 percent. On the other hand, patients who took simvastatin with Vytorin had an average LDL of 54 percent.
The researchers informed that the drug considerably lower the risk of heart disease in the patients. The reduction of the level of bad cholesterol is considered as the basic prevention for all the heart diseases.