Atorvastatin is a cholesterol synthesis inhibitor forming part of the statin family. Atorvastatin lowers cholesterol and reduces hardening of the arteries. It is used to treat a high cholesterol level in the blood and cardiovascular diseases. The drug is also prescribed to treat conditions associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases, such as diabetes or high blood pressure.
Atorvastatin and the benefit of DNA analysis
The rate at which atorvastatin is processed within your body varies from one individual to another. This means that the efficacy and side effects of atorvastatin can be predicted to some extent on the basis of your genes.
Preventive DNA analysis can therefore be an important tool in optimising your medication.
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