Examples of Statins
Several different statin medications are available. Some are similar (such as short-acting and long-acting versions of the same drug), and some are combined with non-statin medications.
Some examples of statins or statin combination medications (listed by brand name) include:
- Advicor® (niacin extended-release/lovastatin)
- Altoprev® (lovastatin extended-release)
- Caduet® (amlodipine and atorvastatin)
- Crestor® (rosuvastatin)
- Juvisync® (sitagliptin/simvastatin)
- Lescol® (fluvastatin)
- Lescol XL (fluvastatin extended-release)
- Lipitor® (atorvastatin)
- Liptruzet™ (ezetimibe/atorvastatin)
- Livalo® (pitavastatin)
- Mevacor® (lovastatin)
- Pravachol® (pravastatin)
- Simcor® (niacin extended-release/simvastatin)
- Vytorin® (ezetimibe/simvastatin)
- Zocor® (simvastatin).
Some of these statins are available in generic form. In addition, several statins are not commercially available at this time. Some are available in other countries or are currently being studied, but have not yet been approved in the United States.
(Click Statin Drug List for a more in-depth look at examples of statins. This article also explains that generic statins are available and discusses why some have been taken off the market.)