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How do lovastatin and crestor (rosuvastatin) differ?

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Dr. Arnold Lentnek answered

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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.

Answered Mar 5, 2021

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