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Is simvastatin andpravastatin the same medicine?

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Dr. Jahan Zeb
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Statins

They are both statins that lower cholesterol, but they are not identical drugs.
Simvastatin being the more potent of the two. In general most statins lower bad (ldl) cholesterol by 30%.

In brief: Statins

They are both statins that lower cholesterol, but they are not identical drugs.
Simvastatin being the more potent of the two. In general most statins lower bad (ldl) cholesterol by 30%.
Dr. Jahan Zeb
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