ATC Group: C10BX15 Atorvastatin and perindopril

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 C10BX15 in the ATC hierarchy

Level Code Title
1 C Cardiovascular system
2 C10 Lipid modifying agents
3 C10B Lipid modifying agents, combinations
4 C10BX Lipid modifying agents in combination with other drugs
5 C10BX15

Active ingredients in C10BX15

Active Ingredient Description
Atorvastatin and Perindopril

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. Perindopril is an inhibitor of the enzyme that converts angiotensin I into angiotensin II (Angiotensin Converting Enzyme ACE). Inhibition of ACE results in a reduction of angiotensin II in the plasma, which leads to increased plasma renin activity and reduced secretion of aldosterone. Since ACE inactivates bradykinin, inhibition of ACE also results in an increased activity of circulating and local kallikrein-kinin systems (and thus also activation of the prostaglandin system).

Related product monographs

Title Information Source Document Type  
LIPERCOSYL Capsules, hard Health Products Regulatory Authority (IE) MPI, EU: SmPC

Medicines in this ATC group

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