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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.

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On Apr, 10, 2014: 5,183 male patients aged 42 who take the 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
PainRhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
Asthenia (weakness)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
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
Headache (pain in head)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
DepressionAsthenia (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
Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body)Chest Pain
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Erectile DysfunctionRhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
Asthenia (weakness)Arthralgia (joint pain)
Fluid Retention (an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the blood)Back Pain
DepressionBlood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
Muscle Weakness (a lack of muscle strength)Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased
Blood Triglycerides IncreasedCoronary 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)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Crestor0.78%7.75%42.64%35.66%13.18%
Simvastatin0.50%11.94%33.33%39.30%14.93%

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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.

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