Variable Details

Available Studies

ROS, MAP, MARS, Clinical Core, LATC

Scaled? 

Not Scaled

Variable Type 

Longitudinal

Variable Name 

lipid_lowering_rx

Categories

Medications

Lipid-lowering
Lipid-lowering medication usage in last 2 weeks

Lipid-lowering medications are a group of any medications affecting cholesterol and are sub-categorized into statins and lipid-lowering nonstatins.

Value Coding
0 (no) if participant was not taking a lipid-lowering medication at this visit
1 (yes) if participant was taking a lipid-lowering 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              ZETIA                 PRAVACHOL
VYTORIN                  MEVACOR               TRICOR
LESCOL                   GEMFIBROZIL           NIASPAN
FENOFIBRATE              PRAVASTATIN           CADUET
LESCOL XL                WELCHOL               LOVAZA
CHOLESTYRAMINE           NIASPAN ER            ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM
SIMVASTIN                ADVICOR               LOPID
LIPTOR                   ZOCAR                 PREVASTATIN
QUESTRAN                 TRILIPIX              SIMVISTATIN
CHOLESTYRAMINE POWDER    PREVALITE             COLESTIPOL
NIACIN                   PRAVASTATIN NA        COLESTID
PRAVACOL                 PROVASTATIN           EZETIMIBE

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


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