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Atorvastatin (Lipitor)

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Atorvastatin (Lipitor)

What is the Generic Name for Lipitor?


What is the Trade Name for Atorvastatin?


What are the Indications of Atorvastatin (Lipitor)?

  • Management of high cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia)
  • Primary prevention of cardiovascular disease

What are the Actions of Atorvastatin (Lipitor)?

Lowers total cholesterol as well as LDL while slightly increasing HDL. Inhibits HMG-CoA reductase which plays a role in the liver in cholesterol formation

What is the Therapeutic Class of Atorvastatin (Lipitor)?

Lipid-lowering agent

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Atorvastatin (Lipitor)?

HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor

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Date Published - Jan 11, 2016
Date Modified - May 1, 2019

Jon Haws RN

Written by Jon Haws RN

Jon Haws RN began his nursing career at a Level I Trauma ICU in DFW working as a code team nurse, charge nurse, and preceptor. Frustrated with the nursing education process, Jon started NRSNG in 2014 with a desire to provide tools and confidence to nursing students around the globe. When he's not busting out content for NRSNG, Jon enjoys spending time with his two kids and wife.