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Lipitor vs Pravastatin Sodium for a male patient aged 66

Summary: 18,244 male patients aged 66 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is personalized comparison of Lipitor vs Pravastatin Sodium for a male aged 66. 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.

Pravastatin sodium (latest outcomes from 9,330 users) has active ingredients of pravastatin sodium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 25, 2015: 18,244 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 InfarctionMyocardial Infarction
MyalgiaChest Pain
NauseaMyalgia
Chest PainNausea
FatigueFatigue
DyspnoeaDrug Ineffective
Drug IneffectivePyrexia
ArthralgiaDizziness
DizzinessArthralgia
AstheniaCondition 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
MyalgiaHypertension
FatigueMyocardial Infarction
AstheniaCoronary Artery Disease
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedErectile Dysfunction
ArthralgiaChest Pain
Pain In ExtremityDepression
Muscular WeaknessMyalgia
Myocardial InfarctionGastric Ulcer
RhabdomyolysisCerebrovascular Accident
Muscle SpasmsFatigue

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Lipitor0.88%10.09%28.14%46.73%14.16%
Pravastatin Sodium0.87%10.43%43.48%37.39%7.83%

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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:

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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