The effect of CS-514 on serum lipids and apolipoproteins in hypercholesterolemic subjects.


CS-514 is a metabolic product of compactin and has a potent cholesterol-lowering effect in vitro and in animal studies by inhibiting 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase. The efficacy and adverse effects of the agent were studied in 41 hypercholesterolemic subjects by administering daily doses of 5, 20, or 40 mg for four weeks under double-blind… (More)