Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability 12%
Metabolism Hepatic – CYP3A4
Half-life 14 h
Excretion Bile


Member of the drug class known as statins, used for lowering blood cholesterol.
It also stabilizes plaque and prevents strokes through
anti-inflammatory and other
Like all statins, atorvastatin works by inhibiting HMG- CoA reductase, an enzyme found in liver tissue that plays a key role in production of cholesterol in the body.


The primary uses of atorvastatin is for the treatment of dyslipidemia and the prevention of cardiovascular disease .

It is recommended to be used only after other measures such as diet, exercise, and weight reduction have not improved cholesterol levels.


Active liver disease: cholestasis ,
hepatic encephalopathy, hepatitis , and jaundice Unexplained elevations in AST or ALT
levels Pregnancy


Precaution must be taken when treating with atorvastatin, because rarely it may lead to rhabdomyolysis


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