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Lipitor vs Livalo for a male patient aged 71

Summary: 15,520 male patients aged 71 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied. This is a personalized comparison of Lipitor vs Livalo for a male aged 71. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Lipitor (latest outcomes from 132,834 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Livalo (latest outcomes from 1,997 users) has active ingredients of pitavastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

What is the symptom

Muscle disorder (muscle disease) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 5,596 Muscle disorder patients)

On Apr, 27, 2015: 15,520 male patients aged 67 who take the same drugs are studied in Lipitor vs Livalo

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug

Drugs to compare:

Lipitor atorvastatin calciumPfizer
Livalo pitavastatin calciumKowa

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 67 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Lipitor (Pfizer)Livalo (Kowa)
Muscle Disorder0.65%0.00%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Lipitor (Pfizer)Livalo (Kowa)
Myocardial InfarctionCerebral Infarction
FatigueCondition Aggravated
NauseaNeuropathy Peripheral
Drug IneffectiveMuscle Weakness
Chest PainDiabetes Mellitus
DizzinessAngina Pectoris
AstheniaRenal Impairment
HypotensionGamma-glutamyltransferase Increased

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Lipitor (Pfizer)Livalo (Kowa)
MyalgiaMuscle Weakness
AstheniaPeripheral Neuropathy
Pain In ExtremityDizziness
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedFall
Muscular WeaknessErectile Dysfunction
FatigueBlood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
Muscle SpasmsDiabetes Mellitus
ArthralgiaGastric Cancer
Myocardial InfarctionPyrexia
DepressionLarge Intestine Carcinoma

Drug effectiveness:

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

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On eHealthMe, Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium) is often used to treat high blood cholesterol. Livalo (pitavastatin calcium) is often used to treat high blood cholesterol. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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