Active Ingredient(s): Pitavastatin
FDA Approved: * August 4, 2017
Pharm Company: * LUPIN LTD
Category: Cholesterol

Pitavastatin (usually as a calcium salt) is a member of the blood cholesterol lowering medication class of statins.[1] Like other statins, it is an inhibitor of HMG-CoA reductase, the enzyme that catalyses the first step of cholesterol synthesis. It was patented in 1987 and approved for medical use in 2003.[2] It is available in Japan, South Korea and in India.[3] In the US, it received FDA approval in 2009.[4] Kowa Pharmaceutica... [wikipedia]

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