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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Baycol (Overview)

Baycol is a HMG-CoA enzyme blocker which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid lowering agent (cardiovascular drug).


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What are problems with baycol?

What are problems with baycol?

It's off the market: Baycol was a statin drug that lowered cholesterol ( like Lipitor (atorvastatin) and zocor) that was voluntarily removed from the market in 2001. This was because it was linked to the deaths of 52 people- mostly due to muscle damage that led to kidney failure. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Baycol (Overview)

Baycol is a HMG-CoA enzyme blocker which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid lowering agent (cardiovascular drug).


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What are problems with baycol?

It's off the market: Baycol was a statin drug that lowered cholesterol ( like Lipitor (atorvastatin) and zocor) that was voluntarily removed from the market in 2001. This was because it was linked to the deaths of 52 people- mostly due to muscle damage that led to kidney failure. ...Read more

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What was wrong with baycol that got it taken off the market?

What was wrong with baycol that got it taken off the market?

Linked to deaths: Baycol was s cholesterol lowering statin drug (like Lipitor (atorvastatin) and zocor) that was taken off the market in 2001. It was apparently linked to the deaths of 52 people-- mostly due to severe muscle damage(called rhabdomyalisis) and subsequent kidney failure. The company at the time felt it was too risky to continue to market it and voluntarily withdrew it from the market to prevent further issues. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Baycol allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Baycol allergy?

Baycol allergy: Baycol (Cerivastatin) is a statin medication use to decrease cholesterol levels & to prevent cardiovascular disease. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www.rxlist.com/baycol-side-effects-drug-center.htm ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Cerivastatin (Definition)

Cerivastatin is a HMG-CoA enzyme blocker which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid ...Read more