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A 19-year-old male asked:

How do lovastatin and crestor (rosuvastatin) differ?

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Dr. Arnold Lentnek
Dr. Arnold Lentnekanswered
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Very similar. Lovastatin older, marketed in US since 1987. Rosuvastatin newer, in US since 2003. Otherwise, no real difference. Same efficacy, same side effects. Crestor originally marketed as “super statin”, a more powerful form of Lovastatin but that is just marketing/hype. Milligram for milligram, Crestor is more potent but dose is lower, so in the end makes no difference.

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