Statins come in different shapes, colors, and sizes. The pills can have letters, numbers, or both etched on them.

Statins are a group of medicines. There are seven different types. They come in both brand and generic forms.

  • atorvastatin (Lipitor)
  • fluvastatin (Lescol)
  • lovastatin (Altoprev)
  • pitavastatin (Livalo)
  • pravastatin (Pravachol)
  • rosuvastatin (Crestor)
  • simvastatin (Zocor, Simcor)

How they look depends on the type of medicine, the form and dose, and the manufacturer. The exact same dose of the same medicine may look very different when they are made by different companies. Make sure to talk with your doctor or pharmacist about which form and dose you are taking.


Examples of Simvastatin Pills

Examples of Atorvastatin Pills


If you are unsure about a medicine, websites like Pillbox can help you find the name and dose of the medicine. Pillbox allows you to search for your medicine. You can search by its shape or color. You can also search by the letters or numbers on the pill.

The Poison Control Center gives free pill help at any time by calling 1-800-222-1222. You can also speak to someone in your local pharmacy.

When in doubt, have your doctor or pharmacist check your pill out!