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is lipitor the same as atorvastatin

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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: It can be crushed.
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A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience in Cardiology
No: U are not supposed to break or crush lipitor!
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Lipitor (atorvastatin): Lipitor (atorvastatin) is used to lower cholesterol
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Lipitor (atorvastatin): Contraindications; "Active liver disease, which may include unexplained persistent elevations in hepatic transaminase levels. Hypersensitivity to any ... Read More
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Dr. Jahan Zeb
Dr. Jahan Zeb answered
23 years experience in Cardiology
Statins: They are both statins that lower cholesterol, but they are not identical drugs. Simvastatin being the more potent of the two. In general most statins ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Enalapril: Is a relative of Lisinopril and has virtually the same pharmacological effects.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Freeman
17 years experience in Cardiology
It depends: Not all manufacturers make generic drugs the same -- different additives, colorants, etc may be present. Check with the manufacturer.
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: They are used for hypertension, but they in different classes of medications.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience in Cardiology
Same family: No, but they're in the same family of drugs (arbs or angiotensin receptor blockers).
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Statins: The milligram for milligram potency of Lipitor (atorvastatin) is higher than that for simvastatin. There is some difference in the incidence of side e ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Very similar: Atorvastatin (lipitor) is a little more potent, milligram for milligram than Simvastatin (zocor). Both have good outcome data. Both are safe. But eith ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Lipitor (atorvastatin): Lipitor (atorvastatin) = Atorvastatin
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Different: They are different medications in the same class of medicine (both are ace inhibitors). The function the same way but have different dosing.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Crestor (rosuvastatin): Crestor is more potent , has more effect lowering the LDL (bad component), raising the HDL (the good component) than Lipitor, (atorvastatin) and has f ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Simvastatin: Zocor =simvastatin
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin): Vytorin is a combination of ezetimibe and simvastatin. Simvastatin is generic but ezetimibe is not
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Not the same, but: Close enuf to be viewed as such. www.thepmc.org.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Plavix (clopidogrel) and lipitore: Plavix is a platelet inhibitor and Lipitor (atorvastatin) lowers cholesterol.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
37 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: It's the same chemical.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Shewbridge
32 years experience in Endocrinology
It's not a statin.: Zetia (ezetimibe) is a cholesterol absorption blocker. By itself, it can lower LDL levels by no more than 18% or so, which is relatively weak compare ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Yes, But Not Typical: Cholesterol, a fat made by all our cells, has never been the correct issue. Statins lower cholesterol production, every cell in our body, but the poin ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Yes.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Javier
34 years experience in Cardiology
Decrease Cholesterol: Lipitor (atorvastatin) and Crestor are medications that are called statins. They work on a liver enzyme called hmg-coreductase, which helps lowering ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Yes, But Not Typical: Cholesterol, a fat made by all our cells, has never been the correct issue. Statins lower cholesterol production, every cell in our body, but the poin ... Read More

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