Which statin is best for raising HDL and lowering triglycerides? [currently on 20mg Lipitor (atorvastatin) daily, was on simvistatin with previous doctor.]
Complicatatd. The aim-high study failed to show improved outcome with Niacin and results with tricor have been with modest and disappointing. If you have diabetes, good control will raise hdl. Exercise, eating fish, and fish oils raise hdl. O/w, the best outcomes have been assoc with crestor, lipitor, (atorvastatin) and Simvastatin regardless of HDL level.
Crestor (rosuvastatin) As far as the effects on HDL with statins are concerned, they are very modest with any statin. Lipitor (atorvastatin) may actually lower HDL in some cases. Crestor has the best result on HDL among statins. I frequently run advanced cholesterol test called vap. I am impressed with Crestor on various markers. Talk to your doc about Niaspan and/or trilipix as adjuncts if hdl/trigs not controlled w/ a statin alone.