Variable Details

Available Studies

ROS, MAP, MARS, Clinical Core, LATC

Scaled? 

Not Scaled

Variable Type 

Longitudinal

Variable Name 

lipid_lowering_nonstatin_rx

Categories

Medications

Lipid-lowering nonstatins
Lipid-lowering nonstatin usage in last 2 weeks

Lipid-lowering is a broad group of any medication affecting cholesterol and sub-categorized into statins and lipid-lowering nonstatins.

Value Coding
0 (no) if participant was not taking a lipid-lowering nonstatin at this visit
1 (yes) if participant was taking a lipid-lowering nonstatin at this visit

Participants supplied all medications prescribed by a doctor, vitamins, supplements, and over-the-counter remedies and medicines taken in the 2 weeks prior to the evaluation. Direct visual inspection of all containers of prescription and over-the-counter agents allowed for medication documentation. Medications were subsequently coded using the Medi-Span Drug Data Base system.

Medications include:

ZETIA                         TRICOR            GEMFIBROZIL
NIASPAN                       FENOFIBRATE       WELCHOL
LOVAZA                        CHOLESTYRAMINE    NIASPAN ER
LOPID                         QUESTRAN          TRILIPIX
CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER         PREVALITE         COLESTIPOL
NIACIN                        COLESTID          EZETIMIBE
QUESTRAN LIGHT                GEMFIBROZIL TABS  FENOFIBRIC
GEMFIBRIZIL                   PREVALITE POWDER  QUESTRAN POWDER
CHOLESTYRAMINE FOR ORAL SUSP. WELCHOL           ANTARA
TABSCHOLESTYRAMINE PACKET     LORELCO           CHOLESTYERMINE

Medi-Span. Master Drug Data Base Documentation Manual. Indianapolis, IN: Medi-Span, 1995.