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A 42-year-old member asked:

how similar are crestor and lipitor (atorvastatin) medicine?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Crestor (rosuvastatin): And Lipitor (atorvastatin) are both effective statin drugs. Crestor is a bit more mg for mg potent than Lipitor (atorvastatin) but the outcomes with both drugs are similar. Lipitor (atorvastatin) can be had as a generic, Crestor is still on patent so is lots more expensive.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

What are the similarities of crestor and lipitor (atorvastatin)?

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Dr. Julian Javier
Cardiology 35 years experience
Decrease Cholesterol: Lipitor (atorvastatin) and Crestor are medications that are called statins. They work on a liver enzyme called hmg-coreductase, which helps lowering blood cholesterol. They both act similar, although have some minor differences.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Crestor vs lipitor (atorvastatin). Is one better than the other?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joshua Busch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Statins: Both drugs are highly potent statins, Crestor is slightly more potent than Lipitor (atorvastatin) but Lipitor (atorvastatin) has a generic available so it can be much less expensive.
A 50-year-old female asked:

Are 88 and 188 very high levels for astt and a? I don't smoke and just switched from crestor to Lipitor (atorvastatin)

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Dr. Felizardo Belga
General Practice 63 years experience
Liver profile: I suppose you are talking about your liver enzymes level. They are indeed high. I suppose you have dyslipidemia which is why you are on this hmg inhibitors.. Have a regular ffup of your liver enzyzmes for these meds can also cause elevation of your enzymes. Check with your md regularly. Take care. Drbelga.
Miami, FL
A 45-year-old female asked:

Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs Crestor? Which is better and has the least side effects?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
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 fewer side effects. It's also more expensive.

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