pravastatin

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pravastatin

 [prav´ah-stat″in]
an antihyperlipidemic agent that acts by inhibiting cholesterol synthesis, used as the sodium salt in the treatment of hypercholesterolemia and other forms of dyslipidemia and to lower the risks associated with atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease; administered orally.

pravastatin

(prăv′ə-stăt′n)
n.
A statin, C 23H35NaO7, that blocks the body's synthesis of cholesterol and is administered especially to persons who are at risk for heart disease.

pravastatin

One of the class of statin cholesterol-lowering drugs. A brand name is Lipostat. See STATINS.
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Its generic versions are priced about 20% lower than Mevalotin.