Atorvastatin

In the US, Atorvastatin (atorvastatin systemic) is a member of the drug class statins and is used to treat High Cholesterol, High Cholesterol - Familial Heterozygous, High Cholesterol - Familial Homozygous, Hyperlipoproteinemia, Hyperlipoproteinemia Type IIa - Elevated LDL, Hyperlipoproteinemia Type IIb - Elevated LDL VLDL, Hyperlipoproteinemia Type III - Elevated beta-VLDL IDL, Hyperlipoproteinemia Type IV - Elevated VLDL, Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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Scheme

Rec.INN

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

C10AA05

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0134523-00-5

Chemical Formula

C33-H35-F-N2-O5

Molecular Weight

558

Therapeutic Category

Antilipemic agent: HMG CoA reductase inhibitor (statin)

Chemical Names

(3R,5R)-7-[2-(4-Fluorophenyl)-5-isopropyl-3-phenyl-4-(phenylcarbamoyl)pyrrol-1-yl]-3,5-dihydroxyheptanoic acid (BAN)

(βR,ÙR)-2-(p-fluorophenyl)-β,Ù-dihydroxy-5-isopropyl-3-phenyl-4-(phenylcarbamoyl)pyrrole-1-heptanoic acid (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Atorvastatinum (Latin)
  • Atorvastatin (German)
  • Atorvastatine (French)
  • Atorvastatina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Atorvastatin (OS: BAN)
  • UNII-A0JWA85V8F (IS)
  • YM 548 (IS: Yamanouchi)
  • Atorvastatin Calcium (OS: USAN, BANM)
  • Atorvastatin Calcium Hydrate (OS: JAN)
  • Atorvastatinhemicalcium-1.5-Wasser (IS)
  • CI 981 (IS: Parke-Davis)
  • DRG-0321 (IS)
  • UNII-48A5M73Z4Q (IS)
  • YM 548 (IS)
  • Atorvastatin Calcium (PH: USP 34)
  • Atorvastatin calcium trihydrate (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Atorvastatin-Calcium-Trihydrat (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Atorvastatine calcique trihydraté (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Atorvastatinum calcicum trihydricum (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)

Brand Names

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Glossary

TermDefinition
BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

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