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Atorvastatin, sold by the brand name Lipitor is a statin drug used for preventing cardiovascular disease and treating abnormal lipid levels.[1]

Common side effects are nausea, diarrhea, muscle pains and joint pain. Serious side effects may include type 2 diabetes and liver problems.

Atorvastatin was patented in 1986 by Pfizer.[2] It was approved for medical use in the United States ten years later.[3] The medication is available as a generic drug.[4]

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  2. "Atorvastatin Monograph for Professionals". Retrieved 2021-05-24.
  3. "Analogue Based Drug Discovery". Google. Retrieved May 24, 2021.
  4. "Top 100 Drugs". Elsevier Health Services. Retrieved May 24, 2021.