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Atorvastatin

Brand names: AMICOR ATAVOR ATOCOR ATOLIPIDRIN ATORIS ATORNIDDA ATORSAN ATORSTAN ATORVADIVID ATORVALAN ATORVALAN COMP (in combination) ATORVILBITIN ATORVON ATOZET (in combination) ATSWIFT BEATORVA CADUET (in combination) CALLATOR DELIPOST ETURION EZEATO (in combination) INATORVAS LAMBRINEX LIPITOR LIPTRUZET (in combination) SORTIS TORVACARD TRINOMIA (in combination) TRIVERAM (in combination)

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.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Atorvastatin
C Cardiovascular system → C10 Lipid modifying agents → C10A Lipid modifying agents, plain → C10AA HMG CoA reductase inhibitors

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