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Stacy Wiegman, PharmD, Pharmacy, answeredLipitor, or atorvastatin, is part of a group of medications known as statins that are used to lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels. These fatty substances flow through the blood vessels, where they can build up and cause blockages leading to heart attack and stroke. Lipitor also can be used to treat people with heart disease to reduce the need for heart surgery. Statins, or HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, act by blocking an enzyme that is needed for the body to produce cholesterol.