3 Hydroxy 3 methylglutaric Acid
3 Hydroxy 3 methylpentanedioic Acid
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.