Which medications in the drug class HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors are used in the treatment of Renal Artery Stenosis?

Updated: Nov 02, 2020
  • Author: Bruce S Spinowitz, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors

Adjunct to diet to reduce total and LDL cholesterol in patients with hypercholesterolemia. Also lower triglycerides.

Atorvastatin (Lipitor)

One of many compounds with comparable efficacy and adverse effect profiles. Inhibits HMG-CoA reductase, which, in turn, inhibits cholesterol synthesis and increases cholesterol metabolism.


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