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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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Initially, the agreements cover one product from each partner, Diclofenac ER and Fluvastatin ER.
The hydrophilic statins--pravastatin (Pravacol), rosuvastatin (Crestor) and fluvastatin (Lescol)--are less likely to affect the muscles than the other four statins.
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Inhibition of the thrombogenic and inflammatory properties of antiphospholipid antibodies by fluvastatin in an in vivo animal model.
Among approximately 2700 statin-treated outpatients, (4) the prevalence of potentially harmful statin interactions with other drugs (including CYP3A4 inhibitors), was significantly higher among patients treated with simvastatin or atorvastatin (CYP3A4-metabolized statins), than among patients treated with fluvastatin (CYP2C9-metabolized statin) or pravastatin (metabolized by sulfation).
The effect of fluvastatin on plasma adiponec-tin levels in dyslipidaemia.
The aim of this research was to evaluate the effects of fluvastatin on the electrophysiological characteristics of SG neurons in a rabbit model of myocardial ischemia (MI).
One group was given conventional therapy, such as aspirin, isosorbide mononitrate and fluvastatin, and the other group was administered trimetazidine in addition to conventional therapy.
Pharmaceutical company Mylan NV (NasdaqGS:MYL) reported on Friday that it has launched Fluvastatin Sodium Extended-release cholesterol tablets, 80 mg in the US market.
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