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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
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Neither: 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.
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