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Crestor vs Simvastatin, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 47

This is personalized comparison of Crestor vs Simvastatin for a male aged 47. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Crestor (latest outcomes from 60,023 users) has active ingredients of rosuvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Simvastatin (latest outcomes from 80,801 users) has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 5,220 male patients aged 42 who take the same drugs are studied in Crestor vs Simvastatin

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male42Cholesterol

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Crestor rosuvastatin calciumIpr
Simvastatin simvastatinSynthon Pharms

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 42 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Crestor (Ipr)Simvastatin (Synthon Pharms)
Myalgia (muscle pain)Chest Pain
Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)Myalgia (muscle pain)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedDepression
PainNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
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)Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
DepressionFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Headache (pain in head)Asthenia (weakness)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Crestor (Ipr)Simvastatin (Synthon Pharms)
Myalgia (muscle pain)Myalgia (muscle pain)
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedDepression
Energy IncreasedChest Pain
Tiredness (feeling of tiredness)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body)Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
Loss Of BalanceArthralgia (joint pain)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
Asthenia (weakness)Back Pain
Erectile DysfunctionFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Crestor0.72%7.25%43.48%35.51%13.04%
Simvastatin0.47%11.85%33.18%39.34%15.17%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Crestor (rosuvastatin calcium) is often used to treat high blood cholesterol. Simvastatin (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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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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