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It is used to treat high blood cholesterol levels and prevents the risk of heart attack, stroke, angina or related health problems.
Atorvastatin: Lipid-lowering Agents
Atorvastatin works by blocking an enzyme called HMG-CoA which is used to make cholesterol in the liver. When that enzyme is blocked less cholesterol is produced thus reducing the amount of cholesterol in the blood. It lowers the level of total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or "bad" cholesterol), and raises high density lipoprotein (HDL, or "good" cholesterol) levels.
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