Generic Drugs for High Cholesterol

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The following is a list of drugs used in the treatment of high cholesterol, including the trade & generic drug names.

The list is sorted according to affordability, computed as the cost per day of using the medicine. The parts of the table are as follows:

  • Brand name refers to the trade name of the drug.
  • Generic name refers to the name of the active ingredient. Medicines with the same generic names have similar pharmacologic effects.
  • Class refers to the mechanism of action of the drug. Medicines within the same class have similar pharmacologic effects, but may vary in the side-effects and frequency of taking the drug.
  • Initial dose refers to the usual amount given when the drug is initially prescribed.
  • Initial freq refers to the number of times the drug is taken each day, when it is initially prescribed.
  • Unit Price refers to the manufacturer's price per tablet.
  • Cost per day refers to the total cost of taking the drug daily, considering the stock dose, initial dose and initial frequency.

How can I make use of this data?

The data may be used by physicians to compare the cost of different drugs for hypercholesterolemia. The tabular format provides physicians a quick survey of the comparative prices and cost-per-day of using a particular drug.

The data may be used by patients to search for more affordable drugs with the same action and bioavailability as their current prescription drug.


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Centile Rank Brand Name Generic Name Stock Dose (mg) Initial Dose (mg) Initial Freq. Unit Price Cost per day
0 Buztin Simvastatin 20 20 1 5.00 5.00
2 Simvas Simvastatin 20 20 1 8.00 8.00
3 Boie Simvastatin 20 20 1 8.50 8.50
5 Bestatin Atorvastatin 10 10 1 11.00 11.00
6 Simvasyn Simvastatin 20 20 1 12.00 12.00
8 Lipikhan Atorvastatin 10 10 1 12.32 12.32
9 Qualistat Simvastatin 20 20 1 13.00 13.00
9 Simvagen Simvastatin 20 20 1 13.00 13.00
12 Simvoget Simvastatin 20 20 1 13.63 13.63
14 Ator-10 Atorvastatin 10 10 1 14.00 14.00
15 Cardiosim Simvastatin 20 20 1 14.13 14.13
17 Pharex Simvastatin 20 20 1 14.75 14.75
17 Wilsim Simvastatin 20 20 1 14.75 14.75
20 Lochol Simvastatin 20 20 1 15.00 15.00
20 Pharex Atorvastatin 10 10 1 15.00 15.00
20 Sandoz Atorvastatin 10 10 1 15.00 15.00
20 Sandoz Simvastatin 20 20 1 15.00 15.00
26 Orovas Simvastatin 20 20 1 15.12 15.12
27 Afordel Simvastatin 20 20 1 15.53 15.53
29 Stavid Simvastatin 20 20 1 16.00 16.00
29 Zostatin Simvastatin 20 20 1 16.00 16.00
32 Ritemed Simvastatin 20 20 1 16.04 16.04
33 Winthrop Simvastatin 20 20 1 16.50 16.50
35 Cholestrol Simvastatin 20 20 1 17.40 17.40
36 Atorwin Atorvastatin 10 10 1 18.41 18.41
38 Lipichek Rosuvastatin 10 10 1 18.92 18.92
39 Zimcor Simvastatin 40 40 1 19.00 19.00
41 Zivas Simvastatin 20 20 1 19.38 19.38
42 Xentor Atorvastatin 20 20 1 19.80 19.80
44 Lofibra Fenofibrate 200 200 1 19.82 19.82
45 Torus 10 Rosuvastatin 10 10 1 20.00 20.00
45 Trichek Fenofibrate 200 200 1 20.00 20.00
48 Pravaz Pravastatin 20 20 1 20.90 20.90
50 Zygrova Rosuvastatin 10 10 1 21.00 21.00

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Compiled by healthypinoy.com staff from MIMS 2013 136th ed. and The Generics Pharmacy Pricelist Oct. 2012.
Last updated July 31, 2013.