Lipid lowering agent.
As an adjunct to diet to reduce elevated Total
Cholesterol and Triglycerides.
is an oral drug that lowers the level of cholesterol in the
blood. It belongs to a class of drug referred to as statins.
Statins prevent the production of cholesterol in the liver
by blocking HMG CoA-reductase, an enzyme that makes cholesterol.
Atorvastatin reduces concentrations of LDL-cholesterol, which
is believed to be the “bad” cholesterol and is
primarily responsible for the development of coronary artery
disease. Lochol also reduces the concentrations of Triglycerides,
higher levels of which are also associated with coronary artery
disease. It also raises the concentration of HDL (Good) cholesterol.
20mg and 40mg