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Which statin is better lipitor or crestor?

Statin Effectiveness. Charts on Drug Digest have some great comparisons. For instance, they show that Lipitor 10mg – Lipitor 80mg can reduce total cholesterol by 25-45%, while Zocor 5mg – Zocor 80mg can reduce the same numbers by 19-36%, and Crestor 5mg – Crestor 40mg can reduce it by 33-46%.

Are there any generic alternatives to Crestor? Of these, Crestor, Zocor, and Lipitor are considered the stronger meds in this class. Some are now available as generic (Mevacor and Zocor). Another alternative is Zetia which works in the intestine rather than the liver.

What are the differences between Crestor and rosuvastatin? Rosuvastatin is more potent than atorvastatin and hence circulates for longer durations in the blood stream. Another difference is that Crestor is available in minute doses like 5, 10, 20, 40 mg whereas Lipitor is available in 10, 20, 40, 80mg.

Is better to take Crestor at night? Not at all. Crestor lasts for 21 hours so taking it at night really won’t benefit you any more, but some other statins do need to be taken at night.

Does Crestor also help reduce triglycerides? Crestor is used in adults and children who are at least 8 years old to lower cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. Crestor is used in adults to slow the progression of atherosclerosis (a build-up of plaque in blood vessels that can block blood flow).

Are there any generic alternatives to Crestor?

Are there any generic alternatives to Crestor? Of these, Crestor, Zocor, and Lipitor are considered the stronger meds in this class. Some are now available as generic (Mevacor and Zocor). Another alternative is Zetia which works in the intestine rather than the liver.

Which is cheaper Lipitor or Crestor? Crestor vs. Lipitor. There is very little difference in the medicinal properties of statins Crestor (rosuvastatin) and Lipitor (atorvastatin). One non-medical factor to consider is the fact that Lipitor’s patent ran out in November 2011, which makes it about 80% cheaper than Crestor, which is still patented.

How soon will Crestor become generic? Crestor is currently protected by patent until 2016. At present, because of the patent, drug companies are prohibited from manufacturing a generic version. Once Crestor goes off patent a number of manufacturers will be able to offer generic versions. This will not happen before 2016.

Is generic Crestor as good as Crestor? Simvastatin is a generic drug, and Crestor is a brand-name drug. Crestor is available as a generic drug, but the generic version is still more expensive than simvastatin. Both drugs are available in a range of doses in most pharmacies. Both Crestor and simvastatin come in a range of strengths.