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Is Lipitor (atorvastatin) a better drug than tricor ?

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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: They're different

They are used for different profiles of abnormal cholesterol.
Lipitor, or generic atorvastatin, is a medication that mostly is used to lower LDL the "bad cholesterol." that is enough for most people. Tricor (fenofibrate) is used to correct a mixed profile, when someone has not only high ldl, but also high triglycerides (blood fat level) and low hdl, the "good cholesterol.". So they're used differently.

In brief: They're different

They are used for different profiles of abnormal cholesterol.
Lipitor, or generic atorvastatin, is a medication that mostly is used to lower LDL the "bad cholesterol." that is enough for most people. Tricor (fenofibrate) is used to correct a mixed profile, when someone has not only high ldl, but also high triglycerides (blood fat level) and low hdl, the "good cholesterol.". So they're used differently.
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
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Dr. Andrew Oswari
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It depends

All people respond to meds differently.
If you are looking to decrease your total chilesterol and ldl, Lipitor (atorvastatin) usually works better than tricor. If you are trying to decrease your triglycerides, tricor is usually better.

In brief: It depends

All people respond to meds differently.
If you are looking to decrease your total chilesterol and ldl, Lipitor (atorvastatin) usually works better than tricor. If you are trying to decrease your triglycerides, tricor is usually better.
Dr. Andrew Oswari
Dr. Andrew Oswari
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Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine

In brief: Lipitor (atorvastatin)

In general, i like Lipitor (atorvastatin) better than tricor, as it does more things (as long as your body tolerates it ok).
Lipitor (atorvastatin) reduces bad cholesterol (ldl) and has some effect on trigylcerides (fats). Tricor primarily reduces triglycerides, but doesn't have as large of an effect on ldl.

In brief: Lipitor (atorvastatin)

In general, i like Lipitor (atorvastatin) better than tricor, as it does more things (as long as your body tolerates it ok).
Lipitor (atorvastatin) reduces bad cholesterol (ldl) and has some effect on trigylcerides (fats). Tricor primarily reduces triglycerides, but doesn't have as large of an effect on ldl.
Dr. Chris Hawley
Dr. Chris Hawley
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