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A 45-year-old member asked:

I was wondering are atovastatin, lipitor, (atorvastatin) mevacor, and lovasatin the same?

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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 are different names for the same drug. Mevacor (lovastatin) and Lipitor are trade names, the names with statin are chemical names. The four names you list are actually two different drugs Lovastatin and atorvastatin.

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