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Lipator is a common misspelling of Lipitor (atorvastatin).

What is Lipitor (Lipator)?

Lipitor (Lipator) is an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, also known as a "statin." It works by reducing the production of certain fatty substances in the body, including cholesterol.

Lipitor (Lipator) is used to lower high cholesterol and triglycerides in certain patients. Lipitor (Lipator) also increases high-density lipoprotein (HDL, "good") cholesterol levels. It is used along with an appropriate diet. It is used in certain patients to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, chest pain caused by angina, or blood vessel blockage. Lipitor (Lipator) is also used in certain patients to reduce the risk of hospitalization for congestive heart failure, or the need for medical procedures to open blocked heart blood vessels. Lipitor (Lipator) may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Lowering your cholesterol can help prevent heart disease and hardening of the arteries, conditions that can lead to heart attack, stroke, and vascular disease.

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