Pravastatin Sodium

CAS 81131-70-6

General Information

Pravastatin belongs to the family of lipid-lowering compounds known as ‘statins’. Broadly, statins work to reduce the level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in the blood by inhibiting the liver enzyme responsible for its production.

About the API

Systematic name Sodium (3R,5R)-3,5-dihydroxy-7-[(1S,2S,6S,8S,8aR)-6-hydroxy-2-methyl-8-[[(2S)-methylbutanoyl]oxy]-1,2,6,7,8,8a-hexahydronaphthalen-1-yl]heptanoate
Trade name(s) Pravachol, Selektine, Lipostat
Technology Fermentation
Molecular Formula C23H35NaO7
Molecular Weight 446.5 g/mol (anhydrous)
Physical properties White/off-white crystalline powder
Therapeutic category Lipid lowering
Available formulations Oral Solid
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