August 04, 2009
Livalo approved for primary hypercholesterolemia and combined dyslipidemia
Livalo is a HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor (statin) with a cyclopropyl group on its base structure. This cyclopropyl group contributes to a more effective inhibition of the HMG-CoA reductase enzyme to inhibit cholesterol production, and potentially affords greater low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) clearance and reduction of plasma cholesterol.
LIVALO is expected to launch in the U.S. during the first quarter of 2010 and will be available in dosage strengths of 1 mg, 2 mg and 4 mg.
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