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Lipitor vs Vytorin, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 55

This is personalized comparison of Lipitor vs Vytorin for a male aged 55. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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On Mar, 4, 2014: 10,466 male patients aged 50 who take the drugs are studied in Lipitor vs Vytorin

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male50Hyperlipdemia

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Lipitor atorvastatin calciumPfizer
Vytorin ezetimibe; simvastatinMsp Singapore

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 50 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Lipitor (Pfizer)Vytorin (Msp Singapore)
Chest Pain7.03%5.34%
Weight Increased2.38%2.26%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Lipitor (Pfizer)Vytorin (Msp Singapore)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Chest PainNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Myalgia (muscle pain)Pain
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Dizziness
Coronary Artery Disease (plaque building up along the inner walls of the arteries of the heart, which narrows the arteries and restricts blood flow to the heart)Headache (pain in head)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Cardiac Failure Congestive
Asthenia (weakness)Myalgia (muscle pain)
Drug IneffectiveDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
DizzinessDepression

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)Vytorin (Msp Singapore)
Myalgia (muscle pain)Death
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Muscular Weakness (muscle weakness)
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedMuscle Spasms (muscle contraction)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Metastases To Liver (cancer spreads to liver)
Asthenia (weakness)Pancreatic Carcinoma Metastatic (pancreatic cancer- metastatic)
Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
DepressionDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
PainMuscle Atrophy (a decrease in the mass of the muscle)
Coronary Artery Disease (plaque building up along the inner walls of the arteries of the heart, which narrows the arteries and restricts blood flow to the heart)Taste Loss

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Lipitor1.72%10.92%27.01%43.68%16.67%
Vytorin0.00%6.12%26.53%38.78%28.57%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium) is often used to treat high blood cholesterol. Vytorin (ezetimibe; simvastatin) 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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