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Simvastatin( generic zocor) or the generic for lipitor, (atorvastatin) what is the difference?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Very similar

Atorvastatin (lipitor) is a little more potent, milligram for milligram than Simvastatin (zocor).
Both have good outcome data. Both are safe. But either can cause muscle aches (in up to 10% of people) which is dependent on the dose. If muscle aches occur, a lower dose should be tried.

In brief: Very similar

Atorvastatin (lipitor) is a little more potent, milligram for milligram than Simvastatin (zocor).
Both have good outcome data. Both are safe. But either can cause muscle aches (in up to 10% of people) which is dependent on the dose. If muscle aches occur, a lower dose should be tried.
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