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Lipitor vs Pravastatin Sodium, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 65

This is personalized comparison of Lipitor vs Pravastatin Sodium for a male aged 65. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Lipitor (latest outcomes from 132,722 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Pravastatin sodium (latest outcomes from 9,278 users) has active ingredients of pravastatin sodium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 18,147 male patients aged 60 who take the same drugs are studied in Lipitor vs Pravastatin Sodium

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male60Cholesterol

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Lipitor atorvastatin calciumPfizer
Pravastatin Sodium pravastatin sodiumnot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 60 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Lipitor (Pfizer)Pravastatin Sodium
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)
Myalgia (muscle pain)Chest Pain
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Myalgia (muscle pain)
Chest PainNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Drug Ineffective
Drug IneffectivePyrexia (fever)
Arthralgia (joint pain)Dizziness
DizzinessArthralgia (joint pain)
Asthenia (weakness)Condition Aggravated

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)Pravastatin Sodium
Myalgia (muscle pain)Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Asthenia (weakness)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)
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedChest Pain
Pain In ExtremityErectile Dysfunction
Arthralgia (joint pain)Depression
Muscular Weakness (muscle weakness)Myalgia (muscle pain)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)Cerebrovascular Accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)
Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction)Gastric Ulcer (stomach ulcer)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Lipitor0.92%9.71%28.35%45.92%15.10%
Pravastatin Sodium1.44%12.23%42.45%36.69%7.19%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium) is often used to treat high blood cholesterol. Pravastatin Sodium (pravastatin sodium) 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:

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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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