fluvastatin

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flu·va·stat·in

 (flo͞o′və-stăt′n)
n.
A statin drug, C24H26FNO4, that blocks the body's synthesis of cholesterol and is used in the form of its sodium salt to lower cholesterol (especially LDL) levels and to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in individuals with elevated risk.

[flu(oro)- + -vastatin, statin suffix; see pravastatin.]
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Noun1.fluvastatin - least expensive statin drug (trade name Lescol); usually taken orally at bedtime
lipid-lowering medication, lipid-lowering medicine, statin, statin drug - a medicine that lowers blood cholesterol levels by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase
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fluvastatin

n fluvastatina
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M2 EQUITYBITES-September 21, 2015-Mylan unveils first generic Lescol XL cholesterol tablets in the US market
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This brand, in combination with our currently marketed cardiovascular brands Lescol, Lescol XL, DynaCirc, DynaCirc CR and the recently approved InnoPran XL, substantially leverages our sales and marketing capacity.