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Drug Profile


Alternative Names: BAY W 6228; Baycol; Certa; Cervasta; Cholstat; Lipobay; Liposterol; Micro®; Rivastatin; Selta; Staltor; Stativa™; Vaslip; Zenas Micro

Latest Information Update: 04 Nov 2018

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At a glance

  • Originator Bayer
  • Developer Bayer; Chiesi; Ferrer; Fournier Pharma; Fournier Pharma Inc; GlaxoSmithKline; Laboratorios Vita
  • Class Antihyperlipidaemics; Pyridines
  • Mechanism of Action HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.


Highest Development Phases

  • Market Withdrawal Hypercholesterolaemia; Hyperlipidaemia; Hyperlipoproteinaemia; Low HDL cholesterol

Most Recent Events

  • 24 Apr 2003 Groupe Fournier is now called Fournier Pharma
  • 23 Aug 2001 Withdrawn for Hypercholesterolaemia in Japan (PO)
  • 09 Aug 2001 Bayer has withdrawn cerivastatin worldwide except in Japan
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