American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A statin, (C33H34FN2O5)2Ca · 3H2O, that blocks the body's synthesis of cholesterol and is administered especially to individuals at risk for heart disease.
- n. an oral drug (trade name Lipitor) that is effective in lowering triglycerides; potent in reducing LDL cholesterol because higher doses can be given
- ator-, of unknown origin + -vastatin, statin suff.; see pravastatin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Merck for several years has been eyeing the opportunity to combine a generic version of Lipitor, also known as atorvastatin, with its own Zetia.”
“The IMS data, released Monday, show nearly 476,000 new prescriptions for generic Lipitor, called atorvastatin, were filled the week ended Dec. 9.”
“Ranbaxy will complete manufacturing of the drug, known as atorvastatin, at a unit in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the agency said.”
“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it granted Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. approval to sell a generic verson of Pfizer Inc.'s Lipitor, called atorvastatin calcium.”
“Generic Lipitor, called atorvastatin, should cost 30 percent to 50 percent less.”
“Online pharmacist HealthWarehouse.com Inc. has started accepting preorders for the generic drug, sold under its chemical name atorvastatin, which will be available from Dec. 5, according to its website.”
“In September 1997, IP Philippines granted Pfizer a patent right over its invention of atorvastatin, which is set to expire in September 2012.”
“Statins include well-known medications such as atorvastatin (Lipitor), simvastatin (Zocor), lovastatin (Mevacor), pravastatin (Pravachol), rosuvastatin (Crestor) and others.”
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