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Fluvastatin Brand names, Fluvastatin Analogs

Fluvastatin Brand Names Mixture

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Fluvastatin Chemical_Formula


Fluvastatin RX_link


Fluvastatin fda sheet

Fluvastatin FDA

Fluvastatin msds (material safety sheet)

Fluvastatin Synthesis Reference

F. G. Kathawala, U.S. Pat. 4,739,073 (1988)

Fluvastatin Molecular Weight

411.466 g/mol

Fluvastatin Melting Point


Fluvastatin H2O Solubility

0.46 mg/L

Fluvastatin State


Fluvastatin LogP


Fluvastatin Dosage Forms

Capsules; Tablets (extended-release)

Fluvastatin Indication

For management as an adjunct to diet to reduce elevated total-C, LDL-C, apo B, and TG levels in patients with primary hypercholesterolemia and mixed dyslipidemia

Fluvastatin Pharmacology

Fluvastatin, the first synthetically-prepared HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, is used as an antilipemic to lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels associated with primary hypercholesterolemia and mixed dyslipidemia (Fredrickson types IIa and IIb) and to slow the progression of coronary atherosclerosis in patients with coronary artery disease. Although similar to lovastatin, simvastatin, and pravastatin, Fluvastatin has a shorter half-life, no active metabolites, extensive protein binding, and minimal CSF penetration.

Fluvastatin Absorption

24% (range 9%-50%).

Fluvastatin side effects and Toxicity

Variety of GI complaints and an increase in transaminase values (i.e., SGOT and SGPT).

Fluvastatin Patient Information


Patients should be advised to report promptly unexplained muscle pain, tenderness or
weakness, particularly if accompanied by malaise or fever.

Women should be informed that if they become pregnant while receiving Lescol or Lescol
XL the drug should be discontinued immediately to avoid possible harmful effects on a
developing fetus from a relative deficit of cholesterol and biological products derived
from cholesterol. In addition, Lescol or Lescol XL should not be taken during nursing.

Fluvastatin Organisms Affected

Humans and other mammals