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Lovastatin vs Pravastatin Sodium for a male patient aged 73

Summary: 5,643 male patients aged 73 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied. This is a personalized comparison of Lovastatin vs Pravastatin Sodium for a male aged 73. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Lovastatin (latest outcomes from 12,125 users) has active ingredients of lovastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Pravastatin sodium (latest outcomes from 9,334 users) has active ingredients of pravastatin sodium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 25, 2015: 5,643 male patients aged 67 who take the same drugs are studied in Lovastatin vs Pravastatin Sodium

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male67Cholesterol

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Lovastatin lovastatinSandoz
Pravastatin Sodium pravastatin sodiumTeva

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 (Sandoz)Pravastatin Sodium (Teva)
Drug IneffectiveMyocardial Infarction
DyspnoeaFatigue
NauseaMyalgia
FatigueNausea
DizzinessChest Pain
Myocardial InfarctionDrug Ineffective
Chest PainDizziness
Renal Failure AcuteRenal Failure Acute
AstheniaDyspnoea
Blood Glucose IncreasedAsthenia

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 (Sandoz)Pravastatin Sodium (Teva)
MyopathyCoronary Artery Disease
MyositisRhabdomyolysis
Bone And Joint PainRenal Failure Acute
Abdominal Pain UpperMyocardial Infarction
Chest PainAtrial Fibrillation
HypoaesthesiaArthralgia
HypersensitivityDehydration
MyalgiaHypertension
NocturiaErectile Dysfunction
RhabdomyolysisFatigue

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Lovastatin2.00%10.00%52.00%28.00%8.00%
Pravastatin Sodium0.00%12.50%35.83%40.00%11.67%

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On eHealthMe, Lovastatin (lovastatin) 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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