Discussions that mention fluvastatin

High Cholesterol board


If I had to rate them, I'd say Crestor> Lipitor(atorvastatin)> Zocor (simvastatin) in strength and all are stronger than the Lescol (fluvastatin.) Yes, all four being statins, they will share the same KINDS of side-effect concerns but not everyone suffers any of them. I have been on Lipitor for 8 years with no trouble at all...other than a pinched pocket. My partner has taken 20 mg. simavastatin at least 5 years now without problems.

I would think the Lipitor at 10 mg. will work at least as well as the 5 mg. Crestor but maybe 5 mg. Lipitor will still get you what you want. Trial and error will tell the tale.

Remember, all size pills cost the same, so a 20 mg. spit in half cuts your costs in half and in quarters down to 25%