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Is lescol stronger than lipitor, (atorvastatin) crestor?
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: No
Lescol is weaker than those two.
If your cholesterol level reaches goal, then it probably does not matter which statin you use. But if you require a higher dose, and do not reach goal even with high dose Lescol or other older drugs, then Lipitor (atorvastatin) or Crestor would be preferred. They are more potent. As they are about equally effective, price becomes an issue since Lipitor (atorvastatin) is generic now.

In brief: No
Lescol is weaker than those two.
If your cholesterol level reaches goal, then it probably does not matter which statin you use. But if you require a higher dose, and do not reach goal even with high dose Lescol or other older drugs, then Lipitor (atorvastatin) or Crestor would be preferred. They are more potent. As they are about equally effective, price becomes an issue since Lipitor (atorvastatin) is generic now.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Lescol (fluvastatin)
Crestor stronger than Lipitor (atorvastatin) that is stronger than Lescol when comparing per cent drop in cholesterol per mg of drug.

In brief: Lescol (fluvastatin)
Crestor stronger than Lipitor (atorvastatin) that is stronger than Lescol when comparing per cent drop in cholesterol per mg of drug.
Dr. Howard Rubin
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