There are many alternatives to Lipitor that you should discuss with your doctor. First, you may talk with your doctor about adjusting your lifestyle before taking a cholesterol lowering medication.
These changes may include major changes in diet and beginning a regimented exercise plan. But, if these changes either aren't enough or not something you are willing to do, there are several other medications. Some include Crestor, Lescol, Mevacor, Altoprev, Pravachol and Zocor. While all have the same goal - to reduce your cholesterol levels, all carry very different possible side effects. For this reason, it is very important that you thoroughly examine each with your doctor.