Lipitor Vs. Zocor for a female patient aged 71 - from FDA reports


Summary

This is a personalized comparison Lipitor, Zocor for a woman aged 71. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.

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On Apr, 20, 2017

56,774 females aged 71 (±5) who take Lipitor, Zocor are studied.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Lipitor, Zocor for a female patient aged 71.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 71
  • Gender: female
  • Reason for the study: High Cholesterol

Drugs in this study:

  • Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium)
  • Zocor (simvastatin)

eHealthMe real world results for females aged 71 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:
Outcome and its % of total reports:

Weight Gain:
  • Lipitor: 1.06 %
  • Zocor: 0.78 %
Loss Of Balance:
  • Lipitor: 2.59 %
  • Zocor: 2.48 %
Weakness:
  • Lipitor: 3.41 %
  • Zocor: 3.25 %
Confusional State:
  • Lipitor: 0.72 %
  • Zocor: 0.89 %

Most common side effects:

Lipitor:
  • Breathing Difficulty
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Ineffective
  • Fall
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle Aches
  • Nausea
  • Pain
  • Weakness
Zocor:
  • Breathing Difficulty
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Ineffective
  • Fall
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle Aches
  • Nausea
  • Pain
  • Weakness

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

Lipitor:
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • High Blood Cholesterol
  • Muscle Aches
  • Neuropathy Peripheral
  • Pain
  • Pain In Extremity
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Weakness
Zocor:
  • Breathing Difficulty
  • Fatigue
  • International Normalised Ratio Increased
  • Joint Pain
  • Muscle Aches
  • Pain
  • Pain In Extremity
  • Pneumonia
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Weakness

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