21st November 2019

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What are the names of statin drugs?

Statins that are approved for use in the U.S. include:
  • atorvastatin (Lipitor),
  • fluvastatin (Lescol, Lescol XL),
  • lovastatin (Mevacor, Altoprev),
  • pravastatin (Pravachol),
  • rosuvastatin (Crestor),
  • simvastatin (Zocor), and.
  • pitavastatin (Livalo).

Herein, what are the most common side effects of simvastatin?

The most common statin side effects include:
  • Headache.
  • Difficulty sleeping.
  • Flushing of the skin.
  • Muscle aches, tenderness, or weakness (myalgia)
  • Drowsiness.
  • Dizziness.
  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • Abdominal cramping or pain.

Are atorvastatin and simvastatin the same thing?

Simvastatin (Zocor) and atorvastatin (Lipitor) are two types of statins that your doctor may prescribe for you. Statins are often prescribed to help lower your cholesterol. have an LDL, also known as bad cholesterol, level greater than 190 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL)

What is the generic for Lipitor called?

Atorvastatin is in a group of drugs called HMG CoA reductase inhibitors, or "statins." Atorvastatin reduces levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL) and triglycerides in the blood, while increasing levels of "good" cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL).
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