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I have been advised to receive 20 mg. of pravachol (pravastatin) daily. i was previously on zocor (simvastatin). which medicine is safer as to side effects?

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Dr. Darrell Herrington answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

They're very similar in structure, efficacy, and safety/side effect profile. But because they are slightly different, one may be better for you than the other. Your doctor should be monitoring your progress on these meds.

Answered Mar 5, 2019

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