Rosuvastatin--a highly effective new 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitor: review of clinical trial data at 10-40 mg doses in dyslipidemic patients.

Abstract

Rosuvastatin (Crestor; licensed to AstraZeneca, Macclesfield, UK from Shionogi, Osaka, Japan) is a new statin with pharmacologic characteristics that translate into selectivity of effect in hepatic cells and enhanced potency in 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibition. It is approved for use at doses of 10-40 mg once daily to reduce low… (More)

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