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Lipitor vs Vytorin for a male patient aged 56

Summary: 10,640 male patients aged 56 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is personalized comparison of Lipitor vs Vytorin for a male aged 56. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

What are the drugs

Lipitor (latest outcomes from 132,828 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Vytorin (latest outcomes from 13,521 users) has active ingredients of ezetimibe; simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

What are the symptoms

Chest pain has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis. (latest reports from 136,865 Chest pain patients)

Weight increased has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 76,711 Weight increased patients)

On Mar, 28, 2015: 10,640 male patients aged 50 who take the same 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 Pain12.94%8.97%
Weight Increased4.76%4.37%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Lipitor (Pfizer)Vytorin (Msp Singapore)
Myocardial InfarctionMyocardial Infarction
Chest PainNausea
MyalgiaPain
FatigueFatigue
NauseaDizziness
Coronary Artery DiseaseCardiac Failure Congestive
DyspnoeaHeadache
AstheniaMyalgia
Drug IneffectiveDyspnoea
DizzinessPain In Extremity

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)
MyalgiaTendonitis
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedDeath
Myocardial InfarctionMuscle Spasms
FatigueMuscular Weakness
AstheniaMetastases To Liver
RhabdomyolysisBlood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
DepressionTaste Loss
HypertensionPancreatic Carcinoma Metastatic
PainNausea
Coronary Artery DiseaseDyspnoea

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Lipitor4.42%10.09%28.08%43.53%13.88%
Vytorin0.00%5.26%19.30%54.39%21.05%

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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:

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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