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Sunday, May 23, 2010 gary, Community Member, asks

Q: simvastatin vs lovastatin or pravastatin

I currently take 40 mg of simvastatin can I safely switch to lovastatin or pravastatin as they are a lot cheaper.

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5/24/10 11:56am

Hi Gary,

 

It is possible you can switch your medication, but discuss with your physician first. Each of the medications is a statin drug and work to lower cholesterol in similar ways.

 

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

How to Lower Cholesterol in 8 Simple Steps

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