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Lovastatin vs lipitor

A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Marcus
Cardiology 32 years experience
Yes: CoQ10 is certainly safe to take with those medications, and some would advocate using it with the Lipitor, (atorvastatin) although the data is mixed. ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Statins: Those drugs are all members of the statin family of drugs. Mevacor (lovastatin) and Lovastatin are the exact same drug and Lipitor and Atorvastatin ar... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
Similar but not: the same. They are both statins which help to lower your bad cholesterol. Trade names for atorvastain is Lipitor, (atorvastatin) for lovastatin is M... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Lipitor (atorvastatin): Lipitor (atorvastatin) is used to lower cholesterol
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Buckler
Cardiology 20 years experience
Cholesterol lowering: Lovastatin is one of the cholesterol lowering statin medications. In this class it is one of the older and less potent drugs but is still useful in ma... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
No: I believe it is pregnancy class X which means it would be contraindicated.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
No: It is not listed as a side effect of the medication. See the medication's website for more information: http://www.Lipitor.Com/aboutlipitor/sideeffect... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Mevacor (lovastatin): Yes, Mevacor (lovastatin) requires a prescription.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Lentnek
Dr. Arnold Lentnekanswered
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Very similar. Lovastatin older, marketed in US since 1987. Rosuvastatin newer, in US since 2003. Otherwise, no real difference. Same efficacy, same... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
A Verified Doctoranswered
32 years experience
No problem: Hi. There is no adverse interaction between the two drugs.
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