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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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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Lipidemic agent: HMG CoA reductase inhibitor (statin)

Chemical Names

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

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

Foreign Names

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

Generic Names

  • Atorvastatin (OS: BAN)
  • UNII-A0JWA85V8F (IS)
  • YM 548 (Yamanouchi) (IS)
  • Atorvastatin Calcium (OS: USAN, BANM)
  • Atorvastatin Calcium Hydrate (OS: JAN)
  • Atorvastatinhemicalcium-1.5-Wasser (IS)
  • CI 981 (Parke-Davis) (IS)
  • DRG-0321 (IS)
  • UNII-48A5M73Z4Q (IS)
  • YM 548 (IS)
  • Atorvastatin Calcium (PH: USP 41)
  • Atorvastatin Calcium Hydrate (PH: JP XVII)
  • Atorvastatin Calcium Trihydrate (PH: BP 2018)
  • Atorvastatin calcium trihydrate (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Atorvastatin-Calcium-Trihydrat (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Atorvastatine calcique trihydraté (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Atorvastatinum calcicum trihydricum (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)

Brand Names


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

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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