[Comparison of 2 cholesterol synthesis inhibitors (simvastatin and pravastatin)].

Inhibitors of cholesterol synthesis (HMG-CoA reductase) are the most effective cholesterol-lowering drugs. Comparison of several studies in the literature suggests that simvastatin is approximately twice as effective as pravastatin on a milligram basis. These results are confirmed by the present study, which compares treatment with simvastatin (10 mg/d… CONTINUE READING