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Home / Drugs / Starting with 3 / 3-Hydroxy-3-Methyl-Glutaric Acid
3-Hydroxy-3-Methyl-Glutaric Acid

An antilipemic agent which lowers cholesterol, triglycerides, serum beta-lipoproteins and phospholipids. It acts by interfering with the enzymatic steps involved in the conversion of acetate to hydroxymethylglutaryl coenzyme A as well as inhibiting the activity of HYDROXYMETHYLGLUTARYL COA REDUCTASES which is the rate limiting enzyme in the biosynthesis of cholesterol. [PubChem]
CategoriesAnticholesteremic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Antilipemic Agents
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors