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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.

What are the drugs

Lovastatin (latest outcomes from 12,113 users) has active ingredients of lovastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Crestor (latest outcomes from 60,016 users) has active ingredients of rosuvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 5,804 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:

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
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)
Asthenia (weakness)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Chest PainRhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
Blood Glucose IncreasedWeight Decreased

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)
Hypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
Bone And Joint PainDizziness
HypersensitivityRhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
Cardio-respiratory Arrest (sudden dysfunction of heart and lungs)Headache (pain in head)
Myositis (inflammation of the muscles)Muscular Weakness (muscle weakness)
Neuritis Nos (inflammation of nerve)Interstitial Lung Disease
Abdominal Pain UpperLeukocytoclastic Vasculitis (inflammation of small blood vessels (usually post-capillary venules in the dermis), characterized by palpable purpura)
Paraparesis (partial paralysis of the lower limbs)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)

Drug effectiveness:

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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:

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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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