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

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Lipidemic 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, JAN)
  • SRI 62320 (IS)
  • XU 62320 (IS: Sandoz)
  • Fluvastatin sodium (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Fluvastatin Sodium (PH: BP 2016, USP 38)
  • Fluvastatine sodique (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Fluvastatin-Natrium (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Fluvastatinum natricum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

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BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
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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