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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Heart Attack
Answer: Lipitor is the newest HMG CO A Recuctase drug. These are cholesterol lowering agents and other drugs in this class have been shown to reduce heart attacks. Imdur is a long acting nitroglycerin type drug which will have minimal effects on cholesterol. Cardur I suspect is Cardura which has been shown to have a beneficial effect on the ratio of LDL/HDL or bad/good cholesterol. This is not usually the primary reason to take this drug; but, a nice side effect. Occasionally, it is used in patients with extremely low HDL levels.