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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References in periodicals archive ?
M2 EQUITYBITES-September 21, 2015-Mylan unveils first generic Lescol XL cholesterol tablets in the US market
M2 PHARMA-September 21, 2015-Mylan unveils first generic Lescol XL cholesterol tablets in the US market
Schouten et al followed 500 patients, who were randomized to receive either 80 mg extended-release fluvastatin (Lescol XL) or placebo for a median of 37 days prior to surgery.