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A member asked about a 46-year-old female:

I have 2 kind of medicine for cholesterol i was wondering if it was the same thing. there name are atorvastatin and lovastatin.?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
Similar but not: the same. They are both statins which help to lower your bad cholesterol. Trade names for atorvastain is Lipitor, (atorvastatin) for lovastatin is Mevacor. Both are available in generic versions.
Last updated May 29, 2018

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