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Simvastatin vs Crestor, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 76

This is personalized comparison of Simvastatin vs Crestor for a male aged 76. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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On Apr, 10, 2014: 17,902 male patients aged 73 who take the drugs are studied in Simvastatin vs Crestor

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male73Cholesterol

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Simvastatin simvastatinSynthon Pharms
Crestor rosuvastatin calciumIpr

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 73 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Simvastatin (Synthon Pharms)Crestor (Ipr)
Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)Myalgia (muscle pain)
Myalgia (muscle pain)Asthenia (weakness)
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Pain In Extremity
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Asthenia (weakness)Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Dizziness
DizzinessDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Diarrhoea
Drug IneffectiveNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Simvastatin (Synthon Pharms)Crestor (Ipr)
Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)Myalgia (muscle pain)
Myalgia (muscle pain)Bladder Cancer
Asthenia (weakness)Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedRhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Asthenia (weakness)
Pain In ExtremityMuscle Pain (muscle pain)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Hyperkalaemia (damage to or disease of the kidney)
Muscular Weakness (muscle weakness)Rash (redness)
Myopathy (a muscular disease in which the muscle fibres do not function)Ventricular Fibrillation (abnormally irregular heart rhythm)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Simvastatin1.23%8.89%31.85%45.93%12.10%
Crestor0.89%13.33%31.56%39.56%14.67%

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On eHealthMe, Simvastatin (simvastatin) is often used to treat high blood cholesterol. Crestor (rosuvastatin 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.

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