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... trength. It certainly would be worth asking your doctor about switching and voicing your concern about reducing your cost. Let us know what he says. I believe lovastatin is now available in generic form, which is probably the reason that the cost is so much less than Lipitor. ... (8 replies)
... Won't work! In fact, even 80 mgs of Lovastatin is not as potent as 10 mg Lipitor! ... (8 replies)
... I can speak from experience with both statins. Several years ago I took 10mg Lipitor for 2 months and it got my cholesterol down to 140, and I didn't really follow a strict diet. ... (8 replies)

... Brendap, I took 10 mg of Lipitor for a few years and it did a great job of lowering the cholesterol and like you I wanted to save some money so asked to be switched to Lovastatin. ... (8 replies)
... Is Lovastatin just as effective at lowering LDL as Lipitor is? ... (8 replies)
... No, I can;t find the full text, except one reference to "full text in Japanese"...I'm limited to ordering sushi. The study is mentioned slightly more thoroughly in the AHA's Journal in a good article discussing the ideal points at which to lower LDL and TC (Second boldfaced paragraph). The complete editorial (interesting) can be found here:... (8 replies)
... Lenin, Thanks for the info. The study I was referring to is Medline #12499611... "The Japan Lipid Intervention Trial was a 6-year, nationwide cohort study of 47,294 patients treated with open-labeled simvastatin (5-10 mg/day) and monitored by physicians under standard clinical conditions." I can't seem to get anything but the abstact on it. It did find that keeping... (8 replies)
... I read that differently. (8 replies)
... Gardeninggal, Good luck with the Niacin - I'm still taking 500-750mg/day, although I've been forgetting to take it from time to time.... I'm mostly on the Policosanol now - take it religiously... Will post my next blood test results soon. Like you, I have also read several places that longevity is related to cholesterol levels - those with the higher cholesterol levels... (8 replies)
... Does Lipitor work as well as Lovastatin? ... (1 replies)
... Most statins work about the same. You could try the Lipitor and if it doesn't do as good a job then switch back. ... (1 replies)
... mg. lovastatin is in NO WAY reppresentative of anyone's statin use...it's a tiny amount of the weakest statin. ... (8 replies)




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