May 22 2022

Classification of the active ingredient atorvastatin

Risk level in pregnancy: This medicine is classified as Category X.

There are not enough estudies to establish the safety of atorvastatin use during pregnancy. Women who are pregnant or may become pregnant should not take this medicine or using a highly effective contraceptive methodsince atorvastatin may cause fetal injury.

Update 18.06.2010

Meaning of category X

Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.