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Simvastatin vs Crestor for a male patient aged 77

Summary: 18,009 male patients aged 77 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is personalized comparison of Simvastatin vs Crestor for a male aged 77. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

What are the drugs

Simvastatin (latest outcomes from 80,894 users) has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Crestor (latest outcomes from 60,110 users) has active ingredients of rosuvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 17, 2015: 18,009 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)
RhabdomyolysisMyalgia
MyalgiaAsthenia
Renal Failure AcutePain In Extremity
DyspnoeaFatigue
AstheniaRhabdomyolysis
Myocardial InfarctionDizziness
NauseaRenal Failure Acute
DizzinessDyspnoea
FatigueDiarrhoea
Drug IneffectiveNausea

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)
RhabdomyolysisMyalgia
MyalgiaBladder Cancer
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedBlood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
AstheniaRhabdomyolysis
Renal Failure AcuteFatigue
Myocardial InfarctionErectile Dysfunction
Pain In ExtremityMuscle Pain
FatigueFrequent Bowel Movements
Muscular WeaknessAsthenia
MyopathyDizziness

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Simvastatin1.52%8.59%30.81%46.46%12.63%
Crestor0.86%12.07%28.88%42.67%15.52%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

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:

Recent related drug comparison:

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

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