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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 45 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.

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