CAS 79902-63-9

General Information

Simvastatin belongs to the class of lipid-lowering compounds known as ‘statins’. Generally, statins work by reducing 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 (1S,3R,7S,8S,8aR)-8-{2-[(2R,4R)-4-Hydroxy-6-oxotetrahydro-2H-pyran-2-yl]ethyl}-3,7-dimethyl-1,2,3,7,8,8a-hexahydro-1-naphthalenyl 2,2-dimethylbutanoate
Trade name(s) Zocor, Synvinolin
Technology Fermentation
Molecular Formula C25H38O5
Molecular Weight 418.566 g/mol
Physical properties White/off-white crystalline powder
Therapeutic category Lipid lowering
Available formulations Oral Solid Oral Solid Long-Acting
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