3 Hydroxy 3 methylglutaric Acid

3 Hydroxy 3 methylpentanedioic Acid

3-Hydroxy-3-methylglutaric Acid

3-Hydroxy-3-methylpentanedioic Acid

Acid, 3-Hydroxy-3-methylglutaric

Acid, 3-Hydroxy-3-methylpentanedioic

Pentanedioic acid, 3-hydroxy-3-methyl-

beta Hydroxy beta Methylglutarate


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.