C – CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
C10 – LIPID MODIFYING AGENTS
C10A – LIPID MODIFYING AGENTS, PLAIN
C10AA – HMG CoA reductase inhibitors
Medicine used as lipid modifying agent, belongs to the anatomical group C “Cardiovascular system”.
Atorvastatin, is a member of the medication class known as statins, which are used primarily for lowering blood cholesterol and for prevention of events associated with cardiovascular disease. 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.
ATC Code C10AA05.