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What alternatives are there to lipitor for cholesterol control?

Lipitor is a commonly prescribed medication for controlling high cholesterol levels. However, there are alternatives available that can also be effective in lowering cholesterol levels. These alternatives include other medications and lifestyle changes.

One alternative medication is Crestor, which is also a statin drug like Lipitor. It works by reducing the production of cholesterol in the liver and increasing the liver's ability to remove cholesterol from the blood. Other statin drugs that can be used as alternatives to Lipitor include Zocor and Pravachol.

Another alternative medication is Zetia, which works by blocking the absorption of cholesterol in the intestines. It can be used alone or in combination with a statin drug.

In addition to medication, lifestyle changes can also be effective in lowering cholesterol levels. These changes include eating a healthy diet that is low in saturated and trans fats, increasing physical activity, quitting smoking, and maintaining a healthy weight.

It is important to note that the best treatment for high cholesterol levels will depend on each individual's specific health needs and medical history. It is recommended to consult with a healthcare provider to determine the most appropriate treatment plan.


Follow-up:   Any natural alternatives to Lipitor? Are there other statin medications besides Lipitor? Can lifestyle changes replace Lipitor?

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