Both are STATINS ... beware ... especially if one has a family history of liver problems. In some cases, Vitamin B3 (Niacin) can effectively do the same thing and it is an OTC drug.
No, Lipitor is Atorvastatin. Zocor is Simvistatin. Both drugs are for hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol). No, Lipitor is Atorvastatin. Zocor is Simvistatin. Both drugs are for hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol).
Drinking alcohol is one of the major causes of high cholesterol. People who are taking anti-cholesterol medications such as Zocor and Lipitor should not drink alcohol at all.
Lipitor probably has the best efficacy/safety profile among cholesterol medications today. It has the greatest potency in reducing cholesterol, LDL and triglycerides among this group, while Zocor and Pravachol are in next place. Only Lipitor and Crestor can also treat high triglycerides (Unlike Zocor, Pravachol), though it is felt by some practitioners that Crestor may have an increased incidence of side effects (increased liver enzymes, and bilirubin) as compared to Lipitor.
Medications include a class of drugs called statins, with brand names such as Lipitor, Zocor, Crestor, and Pravachol. Other interventions may include
Chemically known as Atorvastatin, Lipitor is one of the most effective drugs used for lowering LDL ("bad") cholesterol. This medication is developed and produced by Pfizer, which owns the right to sell this drug under the brand name Lipitor. However, generic Atorvastatin is a popular substitute for Lipitor, which can be too costly for some people. Additionally, there are several other affordable genetic statin pills which are used instead of Lipitor such as Simvastatin (Zocor) and lovastatin (Mevacor.)
Not be mixed with oral diabetes medication or drugs which lower cholesterol (Lipitor, Lopid, Mevacor, and Zocor). Not to mix with alcohol or sedatives.
No, coreg (carvedilol) is a betablocant drug. It has no effect on cholesterol. Statins are Lipitor (atorvastatin), Crestor (rosuvastatin), Pravachol (pravastatin), Zocor (simvastatin), etc.
Methotrexate when taking with atorvastatin (Lipitor), pravastatin (Pravachol), and simvastatin (Zocor), can cause serious liver problems. It's best to consult with a physician or pharmacist before taking these two together.
Yes Ibuprofen and Zocor can be taken together.
Tylenol and Zocor do not interact. Just make sure you take the Tylenol as directed on the packaging and the Zocor as directed by your doctor.
Cholesterol reduction drug, from a category of drugs like Lipitor; Statin drugs
CoQ10 can be dosed the same, whether you are on Lipitor or not.