Simvastatin (Zocor) is a cholesterol-lowering drug that was developed in parallel with lovastatin. The only difference between the two is that simvastatin has an extra methyl group in the butanoate ester moiety. Simvastatin was introduced in the late 1980s and is now available as a generic drug under several names.
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