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Trilipix vs Lipitor, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 70

This is personalized comparison of Trilipix vs Lipitor for a male aged 70. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Trilipix (latest outcomes from 3,887 users) has active ingredients of choline fenofibrate. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Lipitor (latest outcomes from 132,675 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

On Jul, 25, 2014: 15,514 male patients aged 66 who take the same drugs are studied in Trilipix vs Lipitor

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male66Cholesterol

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Trilipix choline fenofibrateAbbott Labs
Lipitor atorvastatin calciumnot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 66 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Trilipix (Abbott Labs)Lipitor
Benemid

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Trilipix (Abbott Labs)Lipitor
Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Myalgia (muscle pain)Myalgia (muscle pain)
Rash (redness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Headache (pain in head)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Drug Ineffective
Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Back PainChest Pain
Blood Triglycerides IncreasedDizziness
Blood Creatinine IncreasedAsthenia (weakness)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Trilipix (Abbott Labs)Lipitor
Night Sweats (sweating in night)Myalgia (muscle pain)
Erectile DysfunctionPain In Extremity
Short-term Memory LossAsthenia (weakness)
Muscular Weakness (muscle weakness)
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
Arthralgia (joint pain)
Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Trilipix0.00%5.88%52.94%23.53%17.65%
Lipitor2.21%7.23%30.09%44.99%15.49%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Trilipix (choline fenofibrate) is often used to treat high blood cholesterol. Lipitor (atorvastatin 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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