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These medications are comparable to Zocor (Simvastatin) or used for similar purposes.

Zocor
(Simvastatin)

Zetia
(Ezetimibe)

Pravachol
(Pravastatin)

Mevacor
(Lovastatin)

Antara
(Fenofibrate)

Niaspan
(Niacin)

Trilipix
(Fenofibric Acid)

Vytorin
(Ezetimibe / Simvastatin)

Lipitor
(Atorvastatin)

Crestor
(Rosuvastatin)

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. 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. 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. 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. Antara (Fenofibrate) is good for lowering triglycerides (fats), but it's not as good as statins for improving cholesterol.Lowers cholesterol. niacin is good for lowering triglycerides (fats), but it's not as good as statins for improving cholesterol.Lowers cholesterol. Trilipix is good for lowering triglycerides (fats), but it's not as good as statins for improving cholesterol and cardiovascular disease risk.Lowers cholesterol. Vytorin is expensive and is no more effective than simvastatin by itself.Lowers cholesterol. Lipitor (Atorvastatin) 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. 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.
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Reviews for Zocor (Simvastatin)
61%
of people say Zocor (Simvastatin) is worth it
48%
say it works well
14%
say it's a big hassle
Reviews for Zetia (Ezetimibe)
42%
19% vs. Zocor (Simvastatin)
34%
14% vs. Zocor (Simvastatin)
20%
6% vs. Zocor (Simvastatin)
Reviews for Pravachol (Pravastatin)
54%
7% vs. Zocor (Simvastatin)
44%
4% vs. Zocor (Simvastatin)
19%
5% vs. Zocor (Simvastatin)
Reviews for Mevacor (Lovastatin)
43%
18% vs. Zocor (Simvastatin)
39%
9% vs. Zocor (Simvastatin)
22%
8% vs. Zocor (Simvastatin)
Reviews for Antara (Fenofibrate)
27%
34% vs. Zocor (Simvastatin)
14%
34% vs. Zocor (Simvastatin)
29%
15% vs. Zocor (Simvastatin)
Reviews for Niaspan (Niacin)
43%
18% vs. Zocor (Simvastatin)
31%
17% vs. Zocor (Simvastatin)
19%
5% vs. Zocor (Simvastatin)
Reviews for Trilipix (Fenofibric Acid)
49%
12% vs. Zocor (Simvastatin)
22%
26% vs. Zocor (Simvastatin)
25%
11% vs. Zocor (Simvastatin)
Reviews for Vytorin (Ezetimibe / Simvastatin)
52%
9% vs. Zocor (Simvastatin)
36%
12% vs. Zocor (Simvastatin)
19%
5% vs. Zocor (Simvastatin)
Reviews for Lipitor (Atorvastatin)
63%
+2% vs. Zocor (Simvastatin)
51%
+3% vs. Zocor (Simvastatin)
13%
+1% vs. Zocor (Simvastatin)
Reviews for Crestor (Rosuvastatin)
61%
Same vs. Zocor (Simvastatin)
47%
1% vs. Zocor (Simvastatin)
15%
1% vs. Zocor (Simvastatin)
Side effects
SimvastatinZetiaPravastatinLovastatinAntaraNiaspanTrilipixVytorinAtorvastatinCrestor
  • Upset stomach 3%
  • Scaly, itchy rash 2%
  • Bronchitis 1%
  • Vertigo 1%
  • Muscle pain 1%
  • Edema/swelling 1%
  • Abnormal heart rhythm 1%
More Simvastatin side effects »
  • Ear, nose, or throat infection 1%
  • Sinus inflammation 1%
  • Arthtralgia 1%
More Zetia side effects »
  • Upper respiratory infection 4%
  • Nausea/vomiting 4%
  • Decreased liver functiond 3%
  • Diarrhea 3%
  • Flu 3%
  • Headache 3%
  • Sore throats 2%
  • Heart-related chest pain 2%
  • Inflammation inside the noses 2%
  • G-gt increased 2%
More Pravastatin side effects »
  • Constipation 2%
  • Passing gas 1%
  • Muscle weakness 1%
  • Abdominal pain 1%
  • Diarrhea 1%
  • Muscle pain 1%
More Lovastatin side effects »
  • Abnormal liver function tests 7%
  • Increased ast 2%
  • Increased creatine phosphokinase 2%
  • Abdominal pain 1%
  • Inflammation inside the nose 1%
  • Constipation 1%
  • Increased alt 1%
More Antara side effects »
  • Flushing 50%
  • Itching 6%
  • Vomiting 5%
  • Nausea 4%
  • Cough increased 2%
  • Diarrhea 1%
More Niaspan side effects »
  • Abnormal liver tests 7%
  • Increased creatine phosphokinase 2%
  • Abdominal pain 1%
  • Inflammation inside the nose 1%
  • Decreased liver function 1%
More Trilipix side effects »
  • Unexplained muscle pain or weakness 1%
  • Ear, nose, or throat infection 1%
  • Pain in extremity 1%
  • Flu 1%
More Vytorin side effects »
  • Diarrhea 8%
  • Common cold 5%
  • Muscle pain 5%
  • Joint pain 5%
  • Nausea 3%
  • Pain in extremity 3%
  • Urinary tract infection 2%
  • Sleep difficulty 2%
  • Muscle spasms 2%
  • Throat pain 2%
More Atorvastatin side effects »
  • Headache 4%
  • Constipation 3%
  • Joint pain 3%
  • Nausea 3%
  • Muscle weakness 2%
  • Muscle pain 1%
  • Dizziness 1%
  • Diabetes mellitus 1%
More Crestor side effects »
How it works
SimvastatinZetiaPravastatinLovastatinAntaraNiaspanTrilipixVytorinAtorvastatinCrestor
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).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.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).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).Antara (Fenofibrate) is a cholesterol-lowering medicine. It removes triglycerides from your body and makes it easier to process "bad" cholesterol (LDL). This also increases "good" cholesterol (HDL).niacin is a cholesterol-lowering medicine. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but it seems to lower the amount of "bad" cholesterol (LDL) made by the liver. It may also help your body process cholesterol.Trilipix is a cholesterol-lowering medicine. It removes triglycerides from your body and makes it easier to process "bad" cholesterol (LDL). This also increases "good" cholesterol (HDL).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.Lipitor (Atorvastatin) 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).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).
Type of medication
SimvastatinZetiaPravastatinLovastatinAntaraNiaspanTrilipixVytorinAtorvastatinCrestor
Cholesterol-lowering
Statin
Prescription only
Cholesterol-lowering
Cholesterol inhibitor
Prescription only
Cholesterol-lowering
Statin
Prescription only
Cholesterol-lowering
Statin
Prescription only
Cholesterol-lowering
Fibric acid
Prescription only
Cholesterol-lowering
Nicotinic acid
Prescription only
Cholesterol-lowering
Fibric acid
Prescription only
Cholesterol-lowering
Cholesterol inhibitor
Statin
Prescription only
Cholesterol-lowering
Statin
Prescription only
Cholesterol-lowering
Statin
Prescription only
Available as
SimvastatinZetiaPravastatinLovastatinAntaraNiaspanTrilipixVytorinAtorvastatinCrestor
  • Pill
  • Dissolving tablet
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Pill
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SimvastatinZetiaPravastatinLovastatinAntaraNiaspanTrilipixVytorinAtorvastatinCrestor
Risk factors for serious side effects
SimvastatinZetiaPravastatinLovastatinAntaraNiaspanTrilipixVytorinAtorvastatinCrestor
  • 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
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    Pregnancy category
    SimvastatinZetiaPravastatinLovastatinAntaraNiaspanTrilipixVytorinAtorvastatinCrestor
    XFDA pregnancy category (Unsafe)

    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.

    See the FDA package insert
    CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. 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.

    See the FDA package insert
    XFDA pregnancy category (Unsafe)

    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.

    See the FDA package insert
    XFDA pregnancy category (Unsafe)

    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.

    See the FDA package insert
    CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. 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.

    See the FDA package insert
    CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. 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.

    See the FDA package insert
    CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. 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.

    See the FDA package insert
    XFDA pregnancy category (Unsafe)

    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.

    See the FDA package insert
    XFDA pregnancy category (Unsafe)

    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.

    See the FDA package insert
    XFDA pregnancy category (Unsafe)

    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.

    See the FDA package insert
    Alcohol
    • 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.
    • 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.
    No specific alcohol-related info.
    • 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.
    • Drinking large amounts of alcohol regularly can raise your risk of liver damage.
    • Don't drink a lot of alcohol while taking this medicine.
    • Avoid alcohol, spicy foods, and hot beverages right before you take this medicine.
    No specific alcohol-related info.No specific alcohol-related info.
    • 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.
    Food
    No specific food-related info.No specific food-related info.No specific food-related info.
    • Works best if you take it once a day after your evening meal.
    No specific food-related info.
    • You have to take it before bedtime with a low-fat snack.
    • Take it at bedtime with a low-fat snack.
    • Avoid alcohol, spicy foods, and hot beverages right before you take this medicine.
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    Kidneys and 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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 specific kidneys and liver-related info.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    No specific kidneys and liver-related info.No specific kidneys and liver-related info.No specific kidneys and liver-related info.No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    Sex
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    Sleep
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    Weight
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    Upsides and benefits
    SimvastatinZetiaPravastatinLovastatinAntaraNiaspanTrilipixVytorinAtorvastatinCrestor
    • Can lower the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death, particularly if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, or a history of smoking.
    • Can be used with other medicines to improve cholesterol.
    • Available in a combination pill with simvastatin.
    • Lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL) 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.
    • 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 the risk of a second heart attack.
    • Good for lowering triglycerides (fats).
    • Lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and raises "good" cholesterol (HDL) in people who have trouble doing this through diet and exercise.
    • Good medicine for lowering triglycerides.
    • 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.
    • One of the strongest cholesterol-lowering statin medications.
    • A good option for people who have high cholesterol and diabetes.
    • Can lower the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death, particularly if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, or a history of smoking.
    • 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.
    Downsides and risks
    SimvastatinZetiaPravastatinLovastatinAntaraNiaspanTrilipixVytorinAtorvastatinCrestor
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • In studies, it didn't lower heart disease in people with Type 2 diabetes.
    • According to new guidelines, you shouldn't take this medicine by itself to lower cholesterol.
    • Drinking large amounts of alcohol regularly can raise your risk of liver damage.
    • Different forms and strengths of this medication can't be substituted for each other.
    • By itself, niacin is not as effective as statins for improving cholesterol.
    • Can cause flushing and stomach pain or discomfort.
    • You have to take it before bedtime with a low-fat snack.
    • If you don't take it regularly, you might have to re-start the medicine at a lower dose.
    • In clinical studies, Trilipix hasn't lowered cholesterol or the risk of heart attack and stroke better than statins.
    • Different forms and strengths of this medication can't be substituted for each other.
    • In clinical studies, simvastatin/ezetimibe hasn't controlled cholesterol better than simvastatin alone.
    • There's no generic available, so it can be expensive.
    • Eating a lot of grapefruit can raise your risk of liver damage.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    SimvastatinZetiaPravastatinLovastatinAntaraNiaspanTrilipixVytorinAtorvastatinCrestor
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Works best if you take it once a day after your evening meal.
    • 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.
    • Can cause backache or headache.
    • Don't drink a lot of alcohol while taking this medicine.
    • Also taking Welchol or Questran? Take this medicine at least 1 hour before or 6 hours after.
    • You should use this medicine in combination with a healthy diet.
    • Lowers triglycerides.
    • Call your doctor if you develop muscle or abdominal pain.
    • Take it at bedtime with a low-fat snack.
    • Avoid alcohol, spicy foods, and hot beverages right before you take this medicine.
    • Can cause flushing.
    • Don't stop taking this medicine suddenly.
    • Call your doctor if you develop muscle pain.
    • Can be used with other medications to help lower cholesterol.
    • Can raise your chance of getting colds and flu.
    • Lowers triglycerides.
    • Call your doctor if you develop muscle or abdominal pain.
    • Also taking Welchol or Questran? Take this medicine at least 2 hours before or 4 hours after.
    • Take it in the evening.
    • Can cause headaches or diarrhea.
    • Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice while taking this medicine.
    • 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.
    • Tell your doctor if you develop sudden muscle pain, fever or weakness.
    • Lowers bad cholesterol and triglycerides, and raises good cholesterol.
    • Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice while taking this medicine.
    • Tell your doctor if you notice dark urine or yellowing of the eyes or skin.
    • Don't take antacids for at least 2 hours before and after taking this medicine.
    • Lowers bad cholesterol and triglycerides, and raises good cholesterol.
    • 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.
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