n Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa - Policosanol versus atorvastatin effective in cholesterol lowering and increased HDL-C levels : drug trends in cardiology

Volume 15, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1680-0745



Extracted from text ... 94 Atorvastatin is frequently used as a strong reference for comparing the effects of any other lipid-lowering therapy. Policosanol, a natural cholesterollowering agent, purified from sugar cane wax, has previously been shown to be an effective cholesterol-lowering agent when compared with pravastatin and lovastatin.1, 2 In this small, randomised, singleblind, parallel-group study in older patients (60.80 years)3 with type 2 hypercholesterolaemia (serum LDL-C = 3.4 mmol/l and Tc levels = 5.2 mmol/l and triglyceride levels < 4.52 mmol/l), policosanol (10 mg) and atorvastatin (10 mg) were compared after patients had completed four weeks on a cholesterol-lowering diet. The National Cholesterol Education ..

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