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A statin drug, C24H36O5, that blocks the body's synthesis of cholesterol and is used to lower cholesterol (especially LDL) levels and to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in individuals with elevated risk.

[lo-, of unknown origin + -vastatin, statin suffix; see pravastatin.]


(Pharmacology) a drug, of the statin class, used to reduce cholesterol. Formula: C24H36O5


(ˌloʊ vəˈstæt n)
a drug that reduces the levels of fats in the blood by altering the enzyme activity in the liver that produces lipids.
[1985–90; of undetermined orig.]
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Noun1.lovastatin - an oral drug (trade name Mevacor) to reduce blood cholesterol levels; used when dietary changes have proved inadequate
lipid-lowering medication, lipid-lowering medicine, statin, statin drug - a medicine that lowers blood cholesterol levels by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase


n lovastatina
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Commonly Prescribed Statins GRAND NAME STATJN JNGREDIENT Lipitor Atorvastatin Zocor, Vytorin Simvastatin Crestor Rosuvastatin Mevacor, Altoprev Lovastatin Lescol Fluvatatin
xx Advicor, Altocor, Altoprev, Caduet, cholestyramine, cholestyramine light, Colestid, Crestor, fenofibrate, gemfibrozil, Lescol, Lescol XL, Lipitor, Locholest, Lofibra, Lopid, lovastatin, Mevacor, Niaspan, Pravachol, Pravigard PAC, Prevalite, Questran, Questran Light, Tricor, Welchol, Zetia, Zocor Depression 296.
has completed the divestiture of its Fortamet and Altoprev brands to First Horizon Pharmaceutical Corp.