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These medications are comparable to Lipitor (atorvastatin) or used for similar purposes.

Lipitor
(atorvastatin)

Crestor
(rosuvastatin)

Mevacor
(lovastatin)

Zocor
(simvastatin)

Pravachol
(pravastatin)

Zetia
(ezetimibe)

Vytorin
(ezetimibe / simvastatin)

Lowers cholesterol. Lipitor (atorvastatin) improves your cholesterol levels and is a common first treatment for people with high cholesterol or heart disease.Lowers cholesterol. Crestor (Rosuvastatin) is one of the most effective statins to improve cholesterol, but the brand name medication is expensive. Statin side effects can be difficult to deal with, but the benefits might outweigh the risks.Lowers cholesterol. Mevacor (Lovastatin) can improve cholesterol, but it's not as strong as other statin medicines. Statin side effects can be difficult to deal with, but the benefits might outweigh the risks.Lowers cholesterol. Zocor (Simvastatin) is a good medication to improve your cholesterol. Statin side effects can be difficult to deal with, but the benefits might outweigh the risks.Lowers cholesterol. Pravachol (Pravastatin) can improve cholesterol, but it's not as strong as other statin medicines. Statin side effects can be difficult to deal with, but the benefits might outweigh the risks.Lowers cholesterol. Zetia can improve your cholesterol, but it doesn't reduce heart attacks or heart disease, and it's expensive compared to other cholesterol-lowering medicines.Lowers cholesterol. Vytorin is expensive and is no more effective than simvastatin by itself.
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Reviews for Lipitor (atorvastatin)
63%
of people (All ages) say Lipitor (atorvastatin) is worth it
51%
say it works well
13%
say it's a big hassle
1377 reviews
Have you used Lipitor (atorvastatin)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Crestor (rosuvastatin)
60%
-3% worse vs. Lipitor (atorvastatin)
47%
-4% worse vs. Lipitor (atorvastatin)
15%
-2% worse vs. Lipitor (atorvastatin)
751 reviews
Have you used Crestor (rosuvastatin)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Mevacor (lovastatin)
43%
-20% worse vs. Lipitor (atorvastatin)
39%
-12% worse vs. Lipitor (atorvastatin)
22%
-9% worse vs. Lipitor (atorvastatin)
Have you used Mevacor (lovastatin)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Zocor (simvastatin)
61%
-2% worse vs. Lipitor (atorvastatin)
48%
-3% worse vs. Lipitor (atorvastatin)
14%
-1% worse vs. Lipitor (atorvastatin)
1176 reviews
Have you used Zocor (simvastatin)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Pravachol (pravastatin)
54%
-9% worse vs. Lipitor (atorvastatin)
44%
-7% worse vs. Lipitor (atorvastatin)
19%
-6% worse vs. Lipitor (atorvastatin)
426 reviews
Have you used Pravachol (pravastatin)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Zetia (ezetimibe)
42%
-21% worse vs. Lipitor (atorvastatin)
34%
-17% worse vs. Lipitor (atorvastatin)
21%
-8% worse vs. Lipitor (atorvastatin)
128 reviews
Have you used Zetia (ezetimibe)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Vytorin (ezetimibe / simvastatin)
53%
-10% worse vs. Lipitor (atorvastatin)
36%
-15% worse vs. Lipitor (atorvastatin)
19%
-6% worse vs. Lipitor (atorvastatin)
Have you used Vytorin (ezetimibe / simvastatin)?
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Side effects
AtorvastatinCrestorLovastatinSimvastatinPravastatinZetiaVytorin
  • Diarrhea 1%
  • Indigestion 1%
  • Muscle spasms 1%
  • Muscle pain 1%
More Atorvastatin side effects »
  • Headache 1%
  • Nausea 1%
  • Muscle pain 2%
  • Joint pain 1%
  • Diabetes mellitus 1%
  • Dizziness 1%
More Crestor side effects »
  • Diarrhea 1%
  • Muscle pain 1%
  • Muscle weakness 1%
  • Elevations of ck levels 11%
More Lovastatin side effects »
  • Upper respiratory infections 9%
  • Abdominal pain 7%
  • Constipation 7%
  • Headache 7%
  • Bronchitis 1%
  • Abnormal heart rhythm 1%
  • Nausea 5%
  • Scaly, itchy rash 2%
  • Upset stomach 3%
  • Vertigo 1%
More Simvastatin side effects »
  • Musculoskeletal pain 3%
  • Diarrhea 2%
  • Inflammation inside the noses 2%
  • Heart-related chest pain 2%
  • Cpk increased 1%
  • Flu 3%
  • Cough 2%
More Pravastatin side effects »
  • Ear, nose, or throat infection 1%
  • Sinus inflammation 1%
  • Arthtralgia 1%
More Zetia side effects »
  • Headache 1%
  • Any side effect 3%
  • Muscle pain 4%
  • Ear, nose, or throat infection 4%
  • Increased alt 4%
  • Diarrhea 3%
  • Flu 1%
  • Pain in extremity 1%
  • Unexplained muscle pain or weakness 1%
More Vytorin side effects »
How it works
AtorvastatinCrestorLovastatinSimvastatinPravastatinZetiaVytorin
Lipitor (atorvastatin) is a cholesterol-lowering medicine called a statin. It lowers the amount of cholesterol your body makes, which helps lower "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL).Crestor (Rosuvastatin) is cholesterol-lowering medicine called a statin. It lowers the amount of cholesterol your body makes, which helps lower "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL).Mevacor (Lovastatin) is cholesterol-lowering medicine called a statin. It lowers the amount of cholesterol your body makes, which helps lower "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL).Zocor (Simvastatin) is cholesterol-lowering medicine called a statin. It lowers the amount of cholesterol your body makes, which helps lower "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL).Pravachol (Pravastatin) is cholesterol-lowering medicine called a statin. It lowers the amount of cholesterol your body makes, which helps lower "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL).Zetia is a cholesterol-lowering medicine. It prevents cholesterol absorption in your intestines, lowers the amount of cholesterol stored in your liver, and helps your body process cholesterol.Vytorin is a combination cholesterol-lowering medicine. Simvastatin prevents your body from making "bad" cholesterol (LDL) while raising "good" cholesterol (HDL). Ezetimibe prevents cholesterol absorption in your intestines.
Type of medication
AtorvastatinCrestorLovastatinSimvastatinPravastatinZetiaVytorin
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Available as
AtorvastatinCrestorLovastatinSimvastatinPravastatinZetiaVytorin
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Pill
  • Dissolving tablet
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
AtorvastatinCrestorLovastatinSimvastatinPravastatinZetiaVytorin
Risk factors for serious side effects
AtorvastatinCrestorLovastatinSimvastatinPravastatinZetiaVytorin
    • Heavy alcohol use
    • Prior history of chronic liver disease
    • Pregnancy
    • History of hemorrhagic strokes
      Detailed Lipitor (atorvastatin) risks & warnings »
        • Heavy alcohol use
        • Prior history of chronic liver disease
        • Pregnancy
        Detailed Crestor (rosuvastatin) risks & warnings »
        • Kidney disease
        • High dose of Mevacor (Lovastatin)
        • Combining with certain cholesterol-lowering drugs
        • Older age and female gender
        • Heavy alcohol use
        • History of chronic liver disease
        • Pregnancy
        • Breast feeding
        • Taking with certain drugs that increase the dose of Mevacor (Lovastatin) in the body
          Detailed Mevacor (lovastatin) risks & warnings »
          • Kidney disease
          • High dose of Zocor (Simvastatin)
          • Combining Zocor (Simvastatin) with certain cholesterol-lowering drugs
          • Older age and female gender
          • Heavy alcohol use
          • History of chronic liver disease
          • Pregnancy
          • Breast feeding
          • Certain drugs can increase the dose of Zocor (Simvastatin) in the body
            Detailed Zocor (simvastatin) risks & warnings »
            • Kidney disease
            • High dose of Pravachol (Pravastatin)
            • Combining Pravachol (Pravastatin) with certain cholesterol-lowering drugs
            • Older age and female gender
            • Heavy alcohol use
            • History of chronic liver disease
            • Pregnancy
            • Breast feeding
            • Certain drugs can increase the dose of Pravachol (Pravastatin) in the body
              Detailed Pravachol (pravastatin) risks & warnings »
                • Taking Zetia (Ezetimibe) with statins
                • Past history of liver disease
                • Taking Zetia (Ezetimibe) with statins
                Detailed Zetia (ezetimibe) risks & warnings »
                • Asian patients taking high-dose niacin
                • Past history of liver disease
                • heavy alcohol use
                • Diabetes
                    • Pregnancy
                    Detailed Vytorin (ezetimibe / simvastatin) risks & warnings »
                    Pregnancy

                    Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

                    Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

                    Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

                    Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

                    Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

                    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

                    Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

                    Interactions
                    AtorvastatinCrestorLovastatinSimvastatinPravastatinZetiaVytorin
                    No interactions related info.No interactions related info.
                    • Certain medications can interact with this drug. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
                    • Certain medications can interact with this drug. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
                    • Certain medications can interact with this drug. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
                    No interactions related info.No interactions related info.
                    Alcohol
                    AtorvastatinCrestorLovastatinSimvastatinPravastatinZetiaVytorin
                    • You're at higher risk for these side effects if you are a female, are 65 years or older, or drink more than two alcoholic drinks a day, take more than one medicine for cholesterol, or have liver disease, kidney disease, or diabetes.
                    • You're at higher risk for these side effects if you are female, are 65 years or older, drink alcohol every day, take more than one medicine for cholesterol, or have liver disease, kidney disease, or diabetes.
                    • You're at higher risk for these side effects if you are female, are 65 years or older, drink alcohol every day, take more than one medicine for cholesterol, or have liver disease, kidney disease, or diabetes.
                    • You're at higher risk for these side effects if you are female, are 65 years or older, drink alcohol every day, take more than one medicine for cholesterol, or have liver disease, kidney disease, or diabetes.
                    • You're at higher risk for these side effects if you are female, are 65 years or older, drink alcohol every day, take more than one medicine for cholesterol, or have liver disease, kidney disease, or diabetes.
                    No alcohol related info.No alcohol related info.
                    Food
                    AtorvastatinCrestorLovastatinSimvastatinPravastatinZetiaVytorin
                    No food related info.No food related info.
                    • Works best if you take it once a day after your evening meal.
                    No food related info.No food related info.No food related info.No food related info.
                    Kidneys and liver
                    AtorvastatinCrestorLovastatinSimvastatinPravastatinZetiaVytorin
                    • Statins such as Lipitor (atorvastatin) can cause digestive problems, blood sugar problems, muscle aches and stiffness, muscle injury, kidney damage, or liver damage. Some people need to stop taking this medicine if these problems occur.
                    • Eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice can raise your risk of liver damage while taking Lipitor (atorvastatin).
                    • People on Lipitor (atorvastatin) have reported muscle pain, which may lead to muscle and kidney damage. This is more likely to happen if you're older and you're taking higher doses of Lipitor (atorvastatin). If you suddenly feel muscle pain or weakness and you haven't been exercising, stop taking Lipitor (atorvastatin) and talk to your doctor right away.
                    • Liver damage has been reported in people who take Lipitor (atorvastatin). If you notice dark urine or yellowing of your eyes or skin, talk to your doctor. Your doctor might run blood tests to check your liver.
                    • Statins can cause digestive problems, blood sugar problems, muscle aches and stiffness, muscle injury, kidney damage, and liver damage. Some people have to stop taking this medicine because of these problems.
                    • People on Crestor (Rosuvastatin) have reported muscle pain which may lead to muscle and kidney damage. This has been very rare. Talk to your doctor if you develop sudden muscle pain or weakness or fever and you don't know why.
                    • Liver damage has been reported in people who take Crestor (Rosuvastatin). If you notice dark urine or yellowing of the eyes or skin, talk to your doctor. Your doctor may monitor your liver periodically.
                    • Statins can cause digestive problems, blood sugar problems, muscle aches and stiffness, muscle injury, kidney damage, and liver damage. Some people have to stop taking this medicine because of these problems.
                    • There are rare cases of muscle damage leading to kidney failure in people taking Mevacor (Lovastatin). The risk is greater in people with kidney disease or thyroid disease, are older and female and taking certain cholesterol-lowering medication combinations. Tell your doctor if you develop sudden muscle pain, weakness or fever and there is no known cause.
                    • There are reports of liver damage in people who take Mevacor (Lovastatin), especially if they are heavy alcohol drinkers or have a history of liver disease. If you notice dark urine or yellowing of the eyes or skin, tell your doctor. Your doctor may also want to check your liver function periodically.
                    • Statins can cause digestive problems, blood sugar problems, muscle aches and stiffness, muscle injury, kidney damage, and liver damage. Some people have to stop taking this medicine because of these problems.
                    • There are rare cases of muscle damage leading to kidney failure in people taking Zocor (Simvastatin). The risk is greater in people with kidney disease or thyroid disease, are older and female and taking certain cholesterol-lowering medication combinations. Tell your doctor if you develop sudden muscle pain, weakness or fever and there is no known cause.
                    • There are reports of liver damage in people who take Zocor (Simvastatin), especially if they are heavy alcohol drinkers or have a history of liver disease. If you notice dark urine or yellowing of the eyes or skin, tell your doctor. Your doctor may also want to check your liver function periodically.
                    • Statins can cause digestive problems, blood sugar problems, muscle aches and stiffness, muscle injury, kidney damage, and liver damage. Some people have to stop taking this medicine because of these problems.
                    • There are rare cases of muscle damage leading to kidney failure in people taking Pravachol (Pravastatin). The risk is greater in people with kidney disease or thyroid disease, are older and female and taking certain cholesterol-lowering medication combinations. Tell your doctor if you develop sudden muscle pain, weakness or fever and there is no known cause.
                    • There are reports of liver damage in people who take Pravachol (Pravastatin), especially if they are heavy alcohol drinkers or have a history of liver disease. If you notice dark urine or yellowing of the eyes or skin, tell your doctor. Your doctor may also want to check your liver function periodically.
                    • Reports of liver disease have been reported in people who take Zetia (Ezetimibe), especially if taken with statins. Talk to your doctor if you've ever had liver disease as they may discuss alternatives, or they may monitor your liver with blood tests.
                    • People on Vytorin (Ezetimibe / Simvastatin) have reported muscle pain which may lead to muscle breakdown and kidney damage, especially in people of Asian ancestry who are also taking niacin. This has been very rare. Talk to your doctor if you suddenly develop muscle pain and a fever and you don't know why.
                    Pain
                    AtorvastatinCrestorLovastatinSimvastatinPravastatinZetiaVytorin
                    • Tell your doctor if you suddenly feel severe muscle pain, fever, or weakness.
                    No pain related info.
                    • Combining certain medications can increase the risk of muscle pain (myopathy), muscle damage (rhabdomyolysis) and kidney damage. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist when taking any new medications.
                    • Combining certain medications can increase the risk of muscle pain (myopathy), muscle damage (rhabdomyolysis) and kidney damage. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist when taking any new medications.
                    • Combining certain medications can increase the risk of muscle pain (myopathy), muscle damage (rhabdomyolysis) and kidney damage. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist when taking any new medications.
                    No pain related info.No pain related info.
                    Upsides and benefits
                    AtorvastatinCrestorLovastatinSimvastatinPravastatinZetiaVytorin
                    • Lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides (fats), and raises "good" cholesterol (HDL) in people who have trouble doing this through diet and exercise.
                    • Lipitor (atorvastatin) can lower the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death, particularly if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, or a history of smoking.
                    • It's one of the strongest cholesterol-lowering statin medications.
                    • Lipitor (atorvastatin) is a good option for people who have high cholesterol and diabetes.
                    • It's available as a generic drug and can be used in combination with other cholesterol lowering drugs.
                    • Lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides (fats) and raises "good" cholesterol (HDL) in people who have trouble doing this through diet and exercise.
                    • Slows down the buildup of fatty deposits in your blood vessels, otherwise known as hardening of the arteries.
                    • In clinical studies, Crestor has the strongest effect on lowering "bad" cholesterol compared to other statins.
                    • Can lower the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death, particularly if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, or a history of smoking.
                    • Lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides (fats) and raises "good" cholesterol (HDL) in people who have trouble doing this through diet and exercise.
                    • Can lower the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death, particularly if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, or a history of smoking.
                    • Lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides (fats) and raises "good" cholesterol (HDL) in people who have trouble doing this through diet and exercise.
                    • Can lower the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death, particularly if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, or a history of smoking.
                    • Lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides (fats) and raises "good" cholesterol (HDL) in people who have trouble doing this through diet and exercise.
                    • Can lower the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death, particularly if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, or a history of smoking.
                    • Lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and raises "good" cholesterol (HDL) in people who have trouble doing this through diet and exercise.
                    • Can be used with other medicines to improve cholesterol.
                    • Available in a combination pill with simvastatin.
                    • A 2-in-1 cholesterol-lowering combination medicine.
                    • Lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and raises "good" cholesterol (HDL) in people who have trouble doing this through diet and exercise.
                    Downsides and risks
                    AtorvastatinCrestorLovastatinSimvastatinPravastatinZetiaVytorin
                    • Statins such as Lipitor (atorvastatin) can cause digestive problems, blood sugar problems, muscle aches and stiffness, muscle injury, kidney damage, or liver damage. Some people need to stop taking this medicine if these problems occur.
                    • You're at higher risk for these side effects if you are a female, are 65 years or older, or drink more than two alcoholic drinks a day, take more than one medicine for cholesterol, or have liver disease, kidney disease, or diabetes.
                    • Eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice can raise your risk of liver damage while taking Lipitor (atorvastatin).
                    • Even with a generic available in 2016, can be expensive.
                    • Statins can cause digestive problems, blood sugar problems, muscle aches and stiffness, muscle injury, kidney damage, and liver damage. Some people have to stop taking this medicine because of these problems.
                    • You're at higher risk for these side effects if you are female, are 65 years or older, drink alcohol every day, take more than one medicine for cholesterol, or have liver disease, kidney disease, or diabetes.
                    • Not safe to use if you're pregnant.
                    • Not the best choice for people who have very high cholesterol levels.
                    • Statins can cause digestive problems, blood sugar problems, muscle aches and stiffness, muscle injury, kidney damage, and liver damage. Some people have to stop taking this medicine because of these problems.
                    • You're at higher risk for these side effects if you are female, are 65 years or older, drink alcohol every day, take more than one medicine for cholesterol, or have liver disease, kidney disease, or diabetes.
                    • Not safe to use if you're pregnant.
                    • Statins can cause digestive problems, blood sugar problems, muscle aches and stiffness, muscle injury, kidney damage, and liver damage. Some people have to stop taking this medicine because of these problems.
                    • You're at higher risk for these side effects if you are female, are 65 years or older, drink alcohol every day, take more than one medicine for cholesterol, or have liver disease, kidney disease, or diabetes.
                    • Not safe to use if you're pregnant.
                    • Not the best choice for people who have very high cholesterol levels.
                    • Statins can cause digestive problems, blood sugar problems, muscle aches and stiffness, muscle injury, kidney damage, and liver damage. Some people have to stop taking this medicine because of these problems.
                    • You're at higher risk for these side effects if you are female, are 65 years or older, drink alcohol every day, take more than one medicine for cholesterol, or have liver disease, kidney disease, or diabetes.
                    • Not safe to use if you're pregnant.
                    • Doesn't lower triglycerides (fats).
                    • Hasn't been shown to lower the risk of heart attacks or heart disease.
                    • By itself, Zetia is not as effective as statins for improving cholesterol.
                    • There's no generic available, so it can be expensive.
                    • In clinical studies, simvastatin/ezetimibe hasn't controlled cholesterol better than simvastatin alone.
                    • There's no generic available, so it can be expensive.
                    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
                    AtorvastatinCrestorLovastatinSimvastatinPravastatinZetiaVytorin
                    • Lowers bad cholesterol and triglycerides, and raises good cholesterol.
                    • Don't eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while taking this medicine.
                    • Tell your doctor if you suddenly feel severe muscle pain, fever, or weakness.
                    • Also tell your doctor if you have dark urine or if you notice a yellow tint in your eyes or skin.
                    • Lipitor (atorvastatin) isn't safe to use if you're pregnant.
                    • Lowers bad cholesterol and triglycerides, and raises good cholesterol.
                    • Don't take antacids for at least 2 hours before and after taking this medicine.
                    • Tell your doctor if you develop sudden muscle pain, fever, or weakness.
                    • Tell your doctor if you notice dark urine or yellowing of the eyes or skin.
                    • Lowers bad cholesterol and triglycerides, and raises good cholesterol.
                    • Most people reach their target cholesterol levels in 4 to 6 weeks.
                    • Works best if you take it once a day after your evening meal.
                    • Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice while taking this medicine.
                    • Tell your doctor if you develop sudden muscle pain, fever, or weakness.
                    • Tell your doctor if you notice dark urine or yellowing of the eyes or skin.
                    • Certain medications can interact with this drug. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
                    • Lowers bad cholesterol and triglycerides, and raises good cholesterol.
                    • Most people reach their target cholesterol levels in 4 to 6 weeks.
                    • Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice while taking this medicine.
                    • Tell your doctor if you develop sudden muscle pain, fever, or weakness.
                    • Tell your doctor if you notice dark urine or yellowing of the eyes or skin.
                    • Certain medications can interact with this drug. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
                    • Lowers bad cholesterol and triglycerides, and raises good cholesterol.
                    • Most people reach their target cholesterol levels in 4 to 6 weeks.
                    • Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice while taking this medicine.
                    • Tell your doctor if you develop sudden muscle pain, fever, or weakness.
                    • Tell your doctor if you notice dark urine or yellowing of the eyes or skin.
                    • Certain medications can interact with this drug. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
                    • Lowers bad cholesterol, and raises good cholesterol.
                    • Tell your doctor if you develop bone or muscle pain.
                    • Can be used with other medications to lower cholesterol.
                    • May cause diarrhea or raise your chance of getting colds.
                    • Take it in the evening.
                    • Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice while taking this medicine.
                    • Can cause headaches or diarrhea.
                    • Call your doctor if you develop muscle pain.
                    • Also taking Welchol or Questran? Take this medicine at least 2 hours before or 4 hours after.
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                    Worth itNot sureNot worth it
                    More about SimvastatinSide effectsReviews & ratingsFDA package insert
                    Have you used Zocor (simvastatin)?
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                    More about PravastatinSide effectsReviews & ratingsFDA package insert
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                    Worth itNot sureNot worth it
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                    More about VytorinSide effectsReviews & ratingsFDA package insert
                    Have you used Vytorin (ezetimibe / simvastatin)?
                    Worth itNot sureNot worth it