Discussions that mention pravachol

High Cholesterol board

Lovastatin is the generic form of Me****r and Altocor. It's one of the older drugs, hence the availability in generic (and cheaper) form.

As to how a doctor decides what to prescribe, many factors may come into play. For example I got my Pravachol Rx because I asked for it (!) specifically. Later I lost my pravachol Rx because it was no longer included on my insurance plan's formulary. I'm sure your doctor's choice of statin was in some way influenced by your voiced concern about cost. Just for fun ask the dr. how the choice is made.