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Simvastatin (generic zocor) or the generic for lipitor (atorvastatin)? What is the difference?

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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 effects but clinically these are not seen very often. Since Lipitor (atorvastatin) became generic it has become more popular. Rosuvastatin(crestor) not generic so expensive has become very popular tho' why given its cost/pill relative to the others is debatable.
Answered on May 17, 2017

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