Pravastatin sodium salt
- CAS RN: 81131-70-6
- Mol Formula: C23H35NaO7
- Mol Weight: 446.52
Pravastatin is a member of the drug class of statins, used in combination with diet, exercise, and weight loss for lowering cholesterol and preventing cardiovascular disease. Pravastatin acts as a lipoprotein-lowering drug through two pathways. In the major pathway, pravastatin inhibits the function of hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA reductase. Pravastatin also inhibits the synthesis of very-low-density lipoproteins, which are the precursor to low-density lipoproteins. These reductions increase the number of cellular LDL receptors, thus LDL uptake increases, removing it from the bloodstream. Overall, the result is a reduction in circulating cholesterol and LDL.
We have successfully synthesized the Pravastatin sodium salt. This will be of interest to pharmaceutical companies and analytical labs.