LIPID MODIFYING AGENTS


Atorvastatin

C10

 

 

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”.

 

Therapeutic indication

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.


Simvastatin

C10

 

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”.

 

Therapeutic indication

Simvastatin is indicated as adjunctive therapy to diet and exercise in high cardiovascular risk adult patients with dyslipidaemia where LDL C (bad cholesterol) levels are adequately controlled with the corresponding dose of simvastatin.

ATC Code C10AA01.