Re: Lipitor Vs Zorcor
The effectiveness is going to vary from person to person. In general, however, 10 mg. of Lipitor is roughly equivalent to 20 mg of Zocor.
I had awful constipation with Zocor; none with Lipitor. 40 mg. of Zocor did not get my numbers where my cardiologist wanted, so I'm on 40 mg of Lipitor (which is actually a higher dose) and they are where they are supposed to be.
Zocor is now available as a generic, Lipitor is not; so cost may be a factor in the decision for some people.