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Atorvastatin

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    Oral
    Atorvastatin
    Lipitor, Trovas 
    • Mechanism of Action
    • Inhibits HMG-CoA reductase, which acts as a catalyst in the production of cholesterol.

Clinical Use

    • Indications
    • Elevated low-density lipoprotein (LDL)
    • Secondary prevention of coronary artery / cerebrovascular / peripheral vascular disease / diabetes
    • Adverse Effects
    • Headache
    • Nausea / vomiting / diarrhea / flatulence
    • Elevated LFTs
    • Hyperglycaemia
    • Myalgia / arthralgia / rhabdomyolysis
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