new 80 mg Zocor (simvastatin) tablet
Merck will promote their new 80 mg Zocor (simvastatin) tablet as an alternative to Lipitor(atorvastatin).
When the Zocor dose reaches 80 mg it lowers LDL about 47%...and reduces triglycerides about 36%. It's approx equivalent to using Lipitor 40 mg.
Keep in mind that these higher doses are more effective...but cause more hepatotoxicity.