Journal article

Pravastatin, proton-pump inhibitors, metformin, micronutrients, and biologics: new horizons for the prevention or treatment of preeclampsia.

Stephen Tong, Tu'uhevaha J Kaitu'u-Lino, Roxanne Hastie, Fiona Brownfoot, Catherine Cluver, Natalie Hannan

Am J Obstet Gynecol | Published : 2020


There has been increasing research momentum to identify new therapeutic agents for the prevention or treatment of preeclampsia, drugs that can affect the underlying disease pathophysiology. Molecular targets of candidate treatments include oxidative stress, antiangiogenic factors, and the angiotensin, nitric oxide, and proinflammatory pathways. The proposed treatments undergoing preclinical and clinical trial evaluation are thought to act on placental or endothelial disease or both. Most have adopted the pragmatic strategy of repurposing drugs. Of all the therapeutic agents proposed, pravastatin has received the most interest. There are preclinical studies showing that it has pleiotropic act..

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