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Lovastatin vs Crestor for a male patient aged 74

Summary: 5,818 male patients aged 74 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is personalized comparison of Lovastatin vs Crestor for a male aged 74. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

What are the drugs

Lovastatin (latest outcomes from 12,123 users) has active ingredients of lovastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Crestor (latest outcomes from 60,097 users) has active ingredients of rosuvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

On Mar, 25, 2015: 5,818 male patients aged 67 who take the same drugs 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
DyspnoeaAsthenia
NauseaFatigue
FatiguePain In Extremity
DizzinessDizziness
Myocardial InfarctionNausea
Renal Failure AcuteFlushing
AstheniaRhabdomyolysis
Chest PainDyspnoea
Blood Glucose IncreasedRenal Failure Acute

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)
MyopathyMyalgia
HypoaesthesiaFatigue
Neuritis NosBlood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
RhabdomyomaHeadache
MyositisDizziness
MyalgiaMuscular Weakness
HypersensitivityRhabdomyolysis
Cardio-respiratory ArrestRenal Failure Acute
Bone And Joint PainInterstitial Lung Disease
ParaparesisLeukocytoclastic Vasculitis

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Lovastatin0.00%11.11%50.00%27.78%11.11%
Crestor0.52%8.29%24.35%50.26%16.58%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

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.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Recent related drug comparison:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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