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Atorvastatin calcium (LIPITORĀ®) is a pyrrole and heptanoic acid derivative, a synthetic lipid-lowering agent. Atorvastatin is a selective, competitive inhibitor of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase. This enzyme catalyzes the conversion of HMG-CoA to mevalonate, an early and rate-limiting step in cholesterol biosynthesis. Atorvastatin is used to reduce serum levels of LDL(low-density lipoprotein)-cholesterol; apolipoprotein B; and triglycerides and to increase serum levels of HDL(high-density lipoprotein)-cholesterol in the treatment of hyperlipidemias and prevention of cardiovascular disease in patients with multiple risk factors.   NCATS

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  • Mechanism of Action:
  • Multi-specific: Missing data
  • Black Box: No
  • Availability: Prescription Only
  • Delivery Methods: Oral
  • Pro Drug: No

Drug Pricing (per unit)

United States

$0.0397 - $0.1220

Australia

$0.0473 - $0.1197
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amlodipine/atorvastatin | artovastatin | atorvastatin | atorvastatin acid | atorvastatin calcium | atorvastatin calcium anhydrous | atorvastatin calcium hydrate | atorvastatin calcium trihydrate | atorvastatin sodium | atorvastin | atrovastatin | cardyl | ci981 | ci-981 | ezetimibe / atorvastatin | lipitor | lipovastatinklonal | prevencor | sortis | tahor | tulip | zarator

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