Statin Drug List
Several different statin medications are available. A common list of statins includes medications that are short acting, long-acting, or combination drugs. Not all statins are available in generic form. Also, some may be available in other countries, but are not currently approved for use in the United States.
Statins (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors) are a group of prescription cholesterol medications. 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.
Currently, the available 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 (see Generic Statins for more information).
Several statins are not commercially available at this time. Baycol® (cerivastatin) was removed from the market due to safety concerns. In addition, some statins are available in other countries or are currently being studied but have not yet been approved in the United States.