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Lovastatin vs Crestor, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 73

This is personalized comparison of Lovastatin vs Crestor for a male aged 73. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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On Jan, 22, 2014: 5,750 people are studied in Lovastatin vs Crestor

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male67Cholesterol embolization syndrome

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Lovastatin lovastatinLupin
Crestor rosuvastatin calciumIpr

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 67 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Lovastatin (Lupin)Crestor (Ipr)
Drug IneffectiveMyalgia (muscle pain)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Asthenia (weakness)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Pain In Extremity
DizzinessDizziness
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)
Chest PainRhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
Asthenia (weakness)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Blood Glucose IncreasedRenal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Lovastatin (Lupin)Crestor (Ipr)
Myopathy (a muscular disease in which the muscle fibres do not function)Myalgia (muscle pain)
Myalgia (muscle pain)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Abdominal Pain UpperBlood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
Bone And Joint PainMuscular Weakness (muscle weakness)
Myositis (inflammation of the muscles)Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
Rhabdomyoma (a non cancer tumour of striated muscle)Dizziness
HypersensitivityHeadache (pain in head)
Cardio-respiratory Arrest (sudden dysfunction of heart and lungs)Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis (inflammation of small blood vessels (usually post-capillary venules in the dermis), characterized by palpable purpura)
Neuritis Nos (inflammation of nerve)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Hypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)Interstitial Lung Disease

For people in general (regardless of gender or age):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Lovastatin (Lupin)Crestor (Ipr)
Drug IneffectiveMyalgia (muscle pain)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Asthenia (weakness)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Pain In Extremity
DizzinessDizziness
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Asthenia (weakness)Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
Chest PainDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Blood Glucose IncreasedRenal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Lovastatin (Lupin)Crestor (Ipr)
Myopathy (a muscular disease in which the muscle fibres do not function)Myalgia (muscle pain)
Rhabdomyoma (a non cancer tumour of striated muscle)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Cardio-respiratory Arrest (sudden dysfunction of heart and lungs)Headache (pain in head)
Hypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
Abdominal Pain UpperBlood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
Myalgia (muscle pain)Muscular Weakness (muscle weakness)
Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Bone And Joint PainInterstitial Lung Disease
Neuritis Nos (inflammation of nerve)Dizziness
Myositis (inflammation of the muscles)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)

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Related topic: Cholesterol embolization syndrome, Crestor, Lovastatin

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On eHealthMe, Lovastatin (lovastatin) is often used to treat high blood cholesterol. Crestor (rosuvastatin calcium) 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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