cerivastatin (redirected from Cerivastatin sodium)
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an inhibitor of an enzyme involved in the biosynthesis of cholesterol
; used as an adjunct in the treatment of hyperlipidemia
. Withdrawn in the United States because it is associated with an increased risk for rhabdomyolysis
an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor (Baycol) withdrawn from the market in August 2001 after several cases of fatal rhabdomyolysis.
cerivastatin Baycol® Cardiology Cholesterol-lowering, HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor/statin for managing hypercholesterolemia and mixed dyslipidemia; it ↑ HDL-C and ↓ LDL-C; withdrawn from the market as it was linked to rhabdomyolysis. See Statin.