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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.

What are the drugs

Simvastatin (latest outcomes from 80,790 users) has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Crestor (latest outcomes from 60,003 users) has active ingredients of rosuvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

On Oct, 31, 2014: 17,976 male patients aged 73 who take the same 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)Dizziness
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
DizzinessDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Diarrhoea
Drug IneffectiveFall

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
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedBlood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
Asthenia (weakness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)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)Erectile Dysfunction
Pain In ExtremityAsthenia (weakness)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Muscle Pain (muscle pain)
Muscular Weakness (muscle weakness)Frequent Bowel Movements
Myopathy (a muscular disease in which the muscle fibres do not function)Hyperkalaemia (damage to or disease of the kidney)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Simvastatin1.38%8.26%30.96%47.48%11.93%
Crestor0.80%12.85%30.52%40.56%15.26%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

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Side effects in real world:

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.

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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