About LIPITOR® (atorvastatin calcium) | Safety Info


An overview of brand-name LIPITOR

What is LIPITOR?

LIPITOR is a prescription medicine called a statin that lowers cholesterol in your blood. It lowers the LDL-C (“bad” cholesterol) and triglycerides in your blood. It can raise your HDL-C (“good” cholesterol) as well.

How the cholesterol-lowering medicine of LIPITOR works

  • The body uses an enzyme in the liver to make cholesterol.
  • LIPITOR blocks this enzyme and less cholesterol is made.
  • As a result, the liver picks up more cholesterol from the bloodstream and lower levels of cholesterol end up in the blood.

LIPITOR has 20 years of experience

  • LIPITOR is backed by more than 20 years of clinical experience.
  • More than 29 million people in the United States have filled their LIPITOR prescription since 2002.
  • LIPITOR has been studied in more than 400 ongoing and completed clinical trials.