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▾ Pravastatin (lipostat) – another statin for lowering cholesterol

Abstract

Last year we reviewed simvastatin,1 which lowers total and low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) in plasma by competitively inhibiting the rate-limiting enzyme in cholesterol synthesis, HMG CoA reductase, in the liver. Pravastatin (Lipostat – Bristol-Myers Squibb) is a similar drug.

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