ATC Group: C10AA05 Atorvastatin

The World Health Organization's ATC classification organizes medical drugs based on therapeutic properties, chemical composition, and anatomy. It helps make essential medicines readily available globally and is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry.

Position of C10AA05 in the ATC hierarchy

Level Code Title
1 C Cardiovascular system
2 C10 Lipid modifying agents
3 C10A Lipid modifying agents, plain
4 C10AA HMG CoA reductase inhibitors
5 C10AA05 Atorvastatin

Defined daily dose

The DDD is the assumed average maintenance dose per day for a drug used for its main indication in adults. The DDD is a unit of measurement and does not necessarily reflect the recommended or Prescribed Daily Dose. Therapeutic doses for individual patients and patient groups will often differ from the DDD as they will be based on individual characteristics (such as age, weight, ethnic differences, type and severity of disease) and pharmacokinetic considerations.

Route Amount
ORAL - Oral 20 mg

Active ingredients in C10AA05

Active Ingredient Description

Atorvastatin is a selective, competitive inhibitor of HMG-CoA reductase. Atorvastatin lowers plasma cholesterol and lipoprotein serum concentrations by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase and subsequently cholesterol biosynthesis in the liver and increases the number of hepatic LDL receptors on the cell surface for enhanced uptake and catabolism of LDL.

Related product monographs

Title Information Source Document Type  
ASPAVOR Film-coated tablet Web Search MPI, Generic
ATORSTAN Film-coated tablet Υπουργείο Υγείας (CY) MPI, EU: SmPC
DEZZOLIP Film-coated tablet Health Products Regulatory Authority (ZA) MPI, Generic
LESTAVOR Film-coated tablet Marketing Authorisation Holder MPI, Generic
LIPITOR Film-coated tablet Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB) MPI, EU: SmPC
LIPITOR Film-coated tablet FDA, National Drug Code (US) MPI, US: SPL/PLR

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