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In the US, Pravastatin (pravastatin 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, Hyperlipoproteinemia Type IIb - Elevated LDL VLDL, Hyperlipoproteinemia Type III - Elevated beta-VLDL IDL, Hyperlipoproteinemia Type IV - Elevated VLDL, Ischemic Stroke - Prophylaxis, Myocardial Infarction - Prophylaxis and Revascularization Procedures - Prophylaxis.

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Therapeutic Category

Lipidemic agent: HMG CoA reductase inhibitor (statin)

Chemical Name

1-Naphtaleneheptanoic acid, 1,2,6,7,8,8a-hexahydro-β,δ,6-trihydroxy-2-metyl-8-(2-metyl-1-oxobutoxy)-

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

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