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What is a better cholesterol lowering medicine? Lipitor (atorvastatin) or simvastatin?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Liviu Klein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
7 doctors agree
In brief: Lipitor (atorvastatin) is stronger
Lipitor (atorvastatin) and now generic Atorvastatin is 'stronger' on a mg to mg basis compared to simvastatin, meaning it lowers the cholesterol 20-30% more than simvastatin.

In brief: Lipitor (atorvastatin) is stronger
Lipitor (atorvastatin) and now generic Atorvastatin is 'stronger' on a mg to mg basis compared to simvastatin, meaning it lowers the cholesterol 20-30% more than simvastatin.
Dr. Liviu Klein
Dr. Liviu Klein
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Dr. Allen Seely
Good news: Lipitor is generic, too
Dr. Slade Suchecki
I have found Rosuvastatin is even stronger...but not available generic yet :(
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Lipitor (atorvastatin)
Works better than Simvastatin for some people.
Simvastatin controls cholesterol for many people though [watch out for maximum dose and possible interactions with your other drugs]. Good news: Lipitor is now available as atorvastatin, its generic form, so it's cheaper! remember about eating well and exercising too. Good question.

In brief: Lipitor (atorvastatin)
Works better than Simvastatin for some people.
Simvastatin controls cholesterol for many people though [watch out for maximum dose and possible interactions with your other drugs]. Good news: Lipitor is now available as atorvastatin, its generic form, so it's cheaper! remember about eating well and exercising too. Good question.
Dr. Francine Yep
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