Soluble in water
*Please inquire the availability for this product. Pravastatin sodium is the salt of pravastatin, a ring-opened member of the statin family. Pravastatin is produced biosynthetically from compactin (mevastatin) by a number of microorganisms, notably Absidia, Cunninghamella, Syncephalastrum, Nocardia or Streptomyces. Typically, statins like compactin, lovastatin and simvastatin possess a β-hydroxy lactone ring which is a pro-drug for the readily ring-opened dihydroxyacid generally regarded as the active HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor. Importantly, the free carboxylic acid enables pravastatin to be freely water soluble within biological pH ranges.
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