Not all statins are broken down in the body the same way. The way in which it's broken down can depend on individual factors that vary from person to person.
These are just some of the factors that can help inform (or play a role) in the determination of which statin is best for you:
Other medical conditions you have or may be at risk for
Your medical history
Medications or supplements you are taking
Certain foods that are part of your daily diet
Uncover your unique statin profile
You may not be able to feel it, but every day your statin is working hard for you to reduce bad cholesterol. If you stop taking your medication, you are putting yourself back at risk. Creating an open dialogue with your doctor can help create an individualized treatment regimen that's most appropriate for you. If you are not satisfied with your current statin treatment, there are other options available.