Active Ingredient(s):Cerivastatin FDA Approved: * June 26, 1997 Pharm Company: *BAYER PHARMS Category:Cholesterol
Cerivastatin (INN, brand names: Baycol, Lipobay) is a synthetic member of the class of statins used to lower cholesterol and prevent cardiovascular disease. It was marketed by the pharmaceutical company Bayer A.G. in the late 1990s, competing with Pfizer's highly successful atorvastatin (Lipitor). Cerivastatin was voluntarily withdrawn from the market worldwide in 2001, due to reports of fatal rhabdomyolysis.
During postmarketing surveillance, 52 deaths were reported in pat...
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