FDA Approved: * December 20, 2016 Pharm Company: *AUROBINDO PHARMA LTD Category:Cholesterol
Pitavastatin (usually as a calcium salt) is a member of the blood cholesterol lowering medication class of statins.
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. It is available in Japan, South Korea and in India. In the US, it received FDA approval in 2009.
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