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 (lĭp′ĭ-tər, -tôr′)
A trademark for the hydrated calcium form of the drug atorvastatin.
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Noun1.Lipitor - an oral drug (trade name Lipitor) that is effective in lowering triglyceridesLipitor - an oral drug (trade name Lipitor) that is effective in lowering triglycerides; potent in reducing LDL cholesterol because higher doses can be given
lipid-lowering medication, lipid-lowering medicine, statin, statin drug - a medicine that lowers blood cholesterol levels by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase
trademark - a formally registered symbol identifying the manufacturer or distributor of a product
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Export sales in Q1'FY 2019-20 for Montelukast Sodium rose by 210 per cent and that of Atorvastatin Calcium by 57 per cent vis-a-vis the corresponding quarter of the previous fiscal.
Upjohn brings brands, such as Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium), Celebrex (celecoxib) and Viagra (sildenafil), and proven commercialization capabilities, including leadership positions in China and other emerging markets.
Atorvastatin calcium, chemically [R-([R.sup.*],[R.sup.*])]-2-(4-Fluorophenyl)-[beta],[delta]-dihydroxy-5-(1-methylethyl)-3-phenyl [(phenylamino)carbonyl]-1H-pyrrole-1-heptanoic acid, is an HMG-Co A reductase inhibitor with hypolipidemic properties (Figure 1B).
The company also recalled atorvastatin calcium tablets, the generic version of Lipitor, over the potential for bacterial contamination in the product.
During December 2014, the firm completed a Phase III actual use trial, which was intended to simulate the OTC use of Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium) 10mg.
Comparison of additional medicines and adverse drug reactions during the follow-up period: During the follow-up period there was no significant difference between two treatment groups (group A and group B) in the aspect of other medicine usage (pgreater than 0.05) these medicines including atorvastatin calcium tablets aspirin enteric coated tablets AY-blocker calcium antagonist ACEI/ARB nitrate ester spironolactone tablets diuretics and digoxin.
Atorvastatin calcium is a calcium salt of a chiral, pentasubstituted pyrrole.
Atorvastatin calcium (ATOR), [R-([R.sup.*],[R.sup.*])]-2-(4-fluorophenyl)-[beta],[delta],-dihydroxy- 5-(1-methylethyl)-3-phenyl-4 [(phenylamino)carbonyl]lH-pyrrole-1-heptanoic acid, calcium salt (2 : 1) trihydrate is an inhibitor of 3 hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase.
Ranbaxy's US subsidiary, Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc, had said that the recall affects certain lots of 10, 20 and 40 mg doses of the drug, known generically as atorvastatin calcium. The 80 mg dosage is not affected.
The recall does not affect the 80-mg dosage of Atorvastatin calcium tablets, according to the Ranbaxy company press release, which lists the specific lots included in the recall.
Qualifying patients were randomly assigned (in a 1:1 ratio), on an individual basis, to receive either atorvastatin calcium (Lipitor[R], Pfizer, USA) in the standard-dose regimen of 10 mg daily orally for 6 weeks (group A = 30 patients), or the same medication in an alternate-day regimen of 10 mg orally every other day for the same duration (Group B = 30 patients).
Patients taking Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium) tablets (80 mg) who have already had a stroke reduced their chances of having an additional stroke and a major coronary event, such as heart attack, according to results from the first major study designed to examine the benefits of lipid lowering in stroke patients.