:: Health Conditions - Cholesterol
- Order Lipitor (atorvastatin)
Lipitor® is an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor (also known
as a "statin") used in combination with a low-cholesterol
and low-fat diet to lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels
and to raise good cholesterol (HDL) levels in our blood. It
may also be used in certain adolescent patients, age 10 to
17 years, who have a genetically caused cholesterol problem.
Lipitor can be used to control high cholesterol. It may also
be used to reduce the risk of heart attack, blood vessel blockage,
or chest pain.
Lipitor is used to lower cholesterol and triglyceride (fat-like
substances) levels in the blood. Using this medicine may help
prevent medical problems caused by such substances clogging
the blood vessels.
Atorvastatin (Generic Liptor®) is used as an adjunct
to diet to reduce elevated total cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol,
apo B and triglyceride levels in patients with primary hypercholesterolemia
(heterozygous familial and non familial) and mixed dyslipidemia
(Fredrickson Types IIa and IIb).
Atorvastatin belongs to the group of medicines called 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl
coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitors. It works by blocking
an enzyme that is needed by the body to make cholesterol,
thereby reducing the amount of cholesterol in the blood.