noun. an oral drug (trade name Lipitor) that is effective in lowering triglycerides; potent in reducing LDL cholesterol because higher doses can be given.
- statin drug
- lipid-lowering medicine
- lipid-lowering medication
Example sentences of the word atorvastatin
1. Noun, singular or mass
Grapefruit and their products contain a natural chemical that interfere with the break down of certain medications, such as simvastatin and atorvastatin.
Drugs you may see on the exam include terazosin HCL, nitroglycerin, procainamide, atorvastatin calcium and atenolol.