Fluvastatin Sodium is a medicine that can be used as the main active ingredient ion medicines to treat high cholesterol level in the body. This ingredient is the sodium salt of a synthetic lipid-lowering agent that shows the activity of potential antineoplastic. It works by inhibiting hepatic 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase, lowers plasma cholesterol, and lipoprotein levels. Due to the inhibition of mevalonate synthesis tis ingredient inhibits the production of dolichol, geranyl pyrophosphate, farnesyl pyrophosphate, and the is prenylation of the intracellular G-proteins.
Class of Drugs – Statins
Molecular Formula – C24H25FNNaO4
Molecular Weight - 433.4 g/mol
Working: This given medication is a sodium salt of a synthetic lipid-lowering agent with potential antineoplastic activity. It competitively inhibits hepatic 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme. These enzymes catalyze the conversion of HMG-CoA to mevalonate, a key step in cholesterol synthesis. This way it helps to lower the bad cholesterol in the blood.
Uses: Given a particular drug is indicated to lower the high cholesterol in the body. The component Fluvastatin is used with a proper diet lower bad cholesterol and fats like LDL, triglycerides. It also helps to raise good cholesterol in the blood. This active ingredient reduces the amount of cholesterol produced by the liver. It lowers bad cholesterol and triglycerides and promoting good cholesterol reduces the risk of heart disease and prevents strokes and heart attacks.
Popular Brands and Dosages: Above statin drug is used as the main active ingredient in popular brand medication as mentioned below:
- Lescol XL: 80 mg
- Livalo: 80 mg
- Zocor: 80 mg
- Lipitor: 80 mg
This medicine is not recommended in nursing mother, it may harm a nursing infant.