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Whats the difference between atorvastatin vs simvastatin?

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Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Lipitor (atorvastatin) v Zocor

Both are effective "statins" to lower cholesterol.
Atorvastatin is more effective and less toxic than simvastatin, but neither is as effective as Crestor (rosuvastatin). For 95 % of people, with proper diet/exercise neither is necessary to reach a nonhdl cholesterol of 90 (subtract good = HDL fom total cholesterol = non hdl) = where coronary artery disease ceases.. See www.Thepmc.Org website.

In brief: Lipitor (atorvastatin) v Zocor

Both are effective "statins" to lower cholesterol.
Atorvastatin is more effective and less toxic than simvastatin, but neither is as effective as Crestor (rosuvastatin). For 95 % of people, with proper diet/exercise neither is necessary to reach a nonhdl cholesterol of 90 (subtract good = HDL fom total cholesterol = non hdl) = where coronary artery disease ceases.. See www.Thepmc.Org website.
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