A 45-year-old member asked:
What's the cheapest effective statin drug?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 45 years experience
Walmart: Lovastatin (mevacor), and pravastatin (pravachol) are available from walmart and many other pharmacies for $4 (for a month's supply). Simvastatin (zocor) is available generically but costs about $30 for a month's supply (20 mg). Atorvastatin (lipitor) has also become generic but i don't have access to the price. A double strength pill of any of the above cut in half will cut your cost in half.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Are statin drugs really that good and effective for you, docs?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Absolutely: These agents have an enormous benefit in reducing the risks of cardiac events.
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Last updated Jun 27, 2014
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