Variable Details

Available Studies

ROS, MAP, MARS, Clinical Core, LATC

Scaled? 

Not Scaled

Variable Type 

Longitudinal

Variable Name 

statin_rx

Categories

Medications

Statin medications
Statin medication usage in last 2 weeks

Value Coding
0 (no) if participant was not taking a statin medication at this visit
1 (yes) if participant was taking a statin medication 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:

LIPITOR              SIMVASTATIN             ZOCOR
CRESTOR              ATORVASTATIN            LOVASTATIN
PRAVASTATIN          PRAVACHOL               VYTORIN
MEVACOR              LESCOL                  PRAVASTATIN SODIUM
CADUET               LESCOL X1               ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM
SIMVASTIN            ADVICOR                 LIPTOR
ZOCAR                PREVASTATIN             SIMVISTATIN
PRAVASTATIN NA       PRAVACOL                PROVASTATIN
LESCOL CAPS          PRAVASTATIN SOD         PRVASTATIN SOD.
PROVACHOL            SIMVASTATIN (ZOCOR)     VITORIN

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


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