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Lovastatin vs Pravastatin Sodium, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 72

This is personalized comparison of Lovastatin vs Pravastatin Sodium for a male aged 72. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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On Apr, 10, 2014: 5,610 male patients aged 67 who take the 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 (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Myalgia (muscle pain)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
DizzinessChest Pain
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Drug Ineffective
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Dizziness
Chest PainRenal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Asthenia (weakness)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Blood Glucose IncreasedAsthenia (weakness)

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)
Myopathy (a muscular disease in which the muscle fibres do not function)Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
Myositis (inflammation of the muscles)Coronary Artery Disease (plaque building up along the inner walls of the arteries of the heart, which narrows the arteries and restricts blood flow to the heart)
Neuropathy (damage to nerves)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Abdominal Pain UpperMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Bone And Joint PainAtrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)
Cardio-respiratory Arrest (sudden dysfunction of heart and lungs)Arthralgia (joint pain)
HypersensitivityHypertension (high blood pressure)
Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)
Hypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)Depression
Chest PainCardiac Failure Congestive

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Lovastatin1.69%13.56%50.85%27.12%6.78%
Pravastatin Sodium0.85%12.71%39.83%36.44%10.17%

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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.

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