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Why Take Statins in the Evening?Many statins (but not all) must be taken in the evening. The liver produces the most cholesterol in the middle of the night (in the early morning hours). Therefore, it is best to take the short-acting statins in the evening -- taking them early in the day would decrease their effectiveness. This advice applies to the following medications:
- Advicor® (niacin extended-release/lovastatin)
- Altoprev® (lovastatin extended-release)
- Juvisync® (sitagliptin/simvastatin)
- Lescol® (fluvastatin)
- Mevacor® (lovastatin)
- Simcor® (niacin extended-release/simvastatin)
- Vytorin® (ezetimibe/simvastatin)
- Zocor® (simvastatin).
- Caduet® (amlodipine and atorvastatin)
- Crestor® (rosuvastatin)
- Lescol XL (fluvastatin extended-release)
- Lipitor® (atorvastatin)
- Liptruzet™ (ezetimibe/atorvastatin)
- Pitavastatin (Livalo®)
- Pravachol® (pravastatin).
- The particular statin product
- How you respond to the medication
- Other medications you are taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.