You won't get a very consistent lipid inhibition in the liver
w/ 80mg every other day. I do call on doctors that prescribe statins every other day for patients that are intolerant of statin medication, but for the most part people would agree that a lower dose is more effective if taken consistently every day. You have some other options however if you are concerned w/ cost. I would ask your doctor about generic Zocor
. It is called simivastatin. While it may be a little less efficacious than Lipitor
, it will still do the trick if you watch your diet and take other lifestyle factors into consideration.