What is atorvastatin used for?
Question posted by Eldoracox1 on 8 Jan 2022
Last updated on 8 January 2022 by masso
Atorvastatin belongs to a group of drugs called HMG CoA reductase inhibitors, or "statins."
Atorvastatin is used together with diet to lower blood levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL), to increase levels of "good" cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL), and to lower triglycerides (a type of fat in the blood).
Atorvastatin is used to treat high cholesterol, and to lower the risk of stroke, heart attack, or other heart complications in people with type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, or other risk factors.
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