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Currently, a few statin medications are available in generic form. Examples of generic statins include lovastatin, pravastatin, and simvastatin. Some insurance companies may require you to try a generic version before they will cover a brand-name statin. Others may cover all statins, but the brand-name ones may have a higher copayment. Because individual plans vary, check with your insurance carrier for details.

Are There Any Generic Statin Drugs?

Statins (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors) are a group of prescription cholesterol medications. Some statin drugs are available in generic form; others are not.

Statins Available in Generic Form

The following statins are currently available in generic form:

Statin Drugs Unavailable in Generic Form

The following statins (or combination statin drugs) are not currently available in generic form:
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