Statins

Statins are the most effective group of cholesterol-lowering  medicines. As well as lowering cholesterol, statins reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke for people at risk. Read more about cholesterol-lowering medicines and cholesterol and your heart and stroke risk.

Statins available in Australia                       

Active ingredient Some brand names*
Atorvastatin Caduet**, Lipitor, Trovas
Fluvastatin Lescol, Vastin
Pravastatin Cholpra, Cholstat, Cholvastin, Lipostat, Liprachol, Pharmacor Prava, Pharmacor Pravastat,  Pratin, Pravachol, Pravista, Pravaccord, Redichol
Rosuvastatin Crestor
Simvastatin Lipex, Ransim, Simvacor, Simvar, Simvasyn, Vytorin**, Zimstat, Zocor
*This is not a complete list of brands available in Australia
**In combination with another medicine