Fluvastatin

In the US, Fluvastatin (fluvastatin systemic) is a member of the drug class statins and is used to treat High Cholesterol, High Cholesterol - Familial Heterozygous, Hyperlipoproteinemia, Hyperlipoproteinemia Type IIa - Elevated LDL and Hyperlipoproteinemia Type IIb - Elevated LDL VLDL.

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Scheme

Rec.INN

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

C10AA04

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0093957-54-1

Chemical Formula

C24-H26-F-N-O4

Molecular Weight

411

Therapeutic Category

Antilipemic agent: HMG CoA reductase inhibitor (statin)

Chemical Name

(±)-(3R*,5S*,6E)-7-[3-(p-Fluorophenyl)-1-isopropylindol-2-yl]-3,5-dihydroxy-6-heptenoic acid

Foreign Names

  • Fluvastatinum (Latin)
  • Fluvastatin (German)
  • Fluvastatine (French)
  • Fluvastatina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Fluvastatin (OS: BAN)
  • Fluvastatine (OS: DCF)
  • Fluindostatin (IS)
  • Fluvastatin Sodium (OS: USAN, BANM)
  • SRI 62320 (IS)
  • XU 62320 (IS: Sandoz)
  • Fluvastatin sodium (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Fluvastatin Sodium (PH: BP 2011, USP 34)
  • Fluvastatinum natricum (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)

Brand Names

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Glossary

TermDefinition
BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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