Zydus downloads a new drug for ‘bad’ uncontrollable cholesterol

Zydus downloads a new drug for 'bad' uncontrollable cholesterol

Uncontrolled LDL-c currently leads to imbalance of lipids including cholesterol, LDL-c, triglycerides and high-density lipoprotein (HDL), commonly known as dyslipidemia. Citing various studies, Zydus Lifesciences on Friday stated that eight out of 10 Indians are dyslipidemic and 112 million adults suffer from high levels of LDL-c.

With Zydus already having several leading brands to address cardiac care and dyslipidemia including Atorva, Clopitorva, Zyrova and Pivasta, Bemdac is now an important addition to the company’s portfolio of medicines for managing dyslipidemia and cholesterol, said Zydus Lifesciences’ managing director Dr. Sharvil Patel.

For instance, the company’s brand Atorva is a leader in the Atorvastatin market with a market share of 18.4 per cent, ranking second in terms of market share in the Rs 2162 crore statin segment, based on AWACS Report of February 2022.

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  • Often referred to as bad cholesterol since it gets deposited in the walls of the blood vessels, LDL-c increases the chances of health problems such as heart attack or stroke.

  • Moreover, seven out of 10 dyslipidemia patients who are on statin treatment continue to suffer from uncontrolled LDL-c. Besides, 5.4 million Indians are found to be intolerant to statin therapy. However, Bemdac’s Bempedoic acid has also shown to have good results in patients not able to tolerate statins and those who do not respond to statins.