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A pyrrole and heptanoic acid derivative, HYDROXYMETHYLGLUTARYL-COA REDUCTASE INHIBITOR (statin), and ANTICHOLESTEREMIC AGENT that is used to reduce serum levels of LDL-CHOLESTEROL; APOLIPOPROTEIN B; and TRIGLYCERIDES. It is used to increase serum levels of HDL-CHOLESTEROL in the treatment of HYPERLIPIDEMIAS, and for the prevention of CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES in patients with multiple risk factors.

Year introduced: 2019 (1990)

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Tree Number(s): D03.383.129.578.075, D10.251.450.200

MeSH Unique ID: D000069059

Registry Number: A0JWA85V8F

Entry Terms:

  • (3R,5R)-7-(2-(4-Fluorophenyl)-5-isopropyl-3-phenyl-4-(phenylcarbamoyl)-1H-pyrrol-1-yl)-3,5-dihydroxyheptanoic acid
  • Lipitor
  • Atorvastatin Calcium
  • Atorvastatin, Calcium Salt
  • Atorvastatin Calcium Anhydrous
  • Liptonorm
  • Atorvastatin Calcium Hydrate
  • CI 981
  • CI-981
  • CI981
  • Atorvastatin Calcium Trihydrate

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