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What is a better cholesterol lowering medicine? Lipitor (atorvastatin) or simvastatin?

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Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Lipitor (atorvastatin): Works better than Simvastatin for some people. Simvastatin controls cholesterol for many people though [watch out for maximum dose and possible interactions with your other drugs]. Good news: Lipitor is now available as atorvastatin, its generic form, so it's cheaper! remember about eating well and exercising too. Good question.
Answered on Sep 21, 2014
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