Simvastatin

In the US, Simvastatin (simvastatin systemic) is a member of the drug class statins and is used to treat Cardiovascular Risk Reduction, High Cholesterol, High Cholesterol - Familial Heterozygous, High Cholesterol - Familial Homozygous, Hyperlipoproteinemia, Hyperlipoproteinemia Type IIa - Elevated LDL, Hyperlipoproteinemia Type IIb - Elevated LDL VLDL, Hyperlipoproteinemia Type III - Elevated beta-VLDL IDL and Hyperlipoproteinemia Type IV - Elevated VLDL.

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Scheme

Rec.INN

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

C10AA01

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0079902-63-9

Chemical Formula

C25-H38-O5

Molecular Weight

418

Therapeutic Category

Antilipemic agent: HMG CoA reductase inhibitor (statin)

Chemical Name

Butanoic acid, 2,2-dimethyl-, 1,2,3,7,8,8a-hexahydro-3,7-dimethyl-8-[2-(tetrahydro-4-hydroxy-6-oxo-2H-pyran-2-yl)-ethyl]-1-naphthalenyl ester

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Simvastatin (OS: USAN, BAN)
  • Simvastatina (OS: DCIT)
  • Simvastatine (OS: DCF)
  • MK 733 (IS)
  • Synvinolin (IS)
  • Simvastatin (PH: BP 2011, JP XV, Ph. Eur. 7, USP 34)
  • Simvastatine (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Simvastatinum (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)

Brand Names

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Glossary

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

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