I am on 20mg of simvasatin which I reluctantly went back on after a couple of years break. I know my consultant wanted me on a higher equivalent dose but we compromised
He said he would rather me on a more modern version of statin and I am sure he will try again (I have not had my latest results until I see him next week). My problem is that i know the other versions work on different doses ie 10mg of another could be stronger than simvastatin 20mg!
My question is - if my levels are now more acceptable should I settle on 20mg of simvastatin or try one of the other versions that are supposed to have lesser side effects? Simvastatin does cause me side effects but I think I can tolerate them at the moment. Is there a statin that is more safer than an other?