rosuvastatin calcium

The calcium salt form of rosuvastatin, a statin with antilipidemic activity. Rosuvastatin selectively and competitively binds to and inhibits hepatic hydroxymethyl-glutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase, the enzyme which catalyzes the conversion of HMG-CoA to mevalonate, a precursor of cholesterol. This leads to a decrease in hepatic cholesterol levels and increase in uptake of LDL cholesterol. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Related Posts

Award Winning Physicians

Our Physicians work for you, ensuring the highest standard of care.

Learn More