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Zocor vs Crestor vs Tricor, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 82

This is personalized comparison of Zocor vs Crestor vs Tricor for a male aged 82. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Zocor (latest outcomes from 61,438 users) has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Crestor (latest outcomes from 59,979 users) has active ingredients of rosuvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Tricor (latest outcomes from 15,441 users) has active ingredients of fenofibrate. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

On Aug, 11, 2014: 15,578 male patients aged 77 who take the same drugs are studied in Zocor vs Crestor vs Tricor

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male77cholesteral

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Zocor simvastatinMerck
Crestor rosuvastatin calciumIpr
Tricor fenofibrateAbbott

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 77 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Zocor (Merck)Crestor (Ipr)Tricor (micronized)
Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)Myalgia (muscle pain)Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Asthenia (weakness)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Asthenia (weakness)DizzinessAsthenia (weakness)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Pain In ExtremityRenal Failure (kidney dysfunction)
DizzinessRhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Myalgia (muscle pain)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
FallNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Dizziness
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Drug IneffectiveWeight Decreased
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)DiarrhoeaOedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Zocor (Merck)Crestor (Ipr)Tricor (micronized)
Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)Bladder CancerRhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
Myalgia (muscle pain)Myalgia (muscle pain)Labile Blood Pressure (wildly fluctuating blood pressure)
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedBlood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedHeadache (pain in head)
Asthenia (weakness)Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)Blood Cholesterol Abnormal
Pulmonary Fibrosis (formation or development of excess fibrous connective tissue (fibrosis) in the lungs)Ventricular Fibrillation (abnormally irregular heart rhythm)Low Density Lipoprotein Increased (cholesterol increased in blood)
Pain In ExtremityDiarrhoeaDrug Withdrawal Headache
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Pain In ExtremityNeuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage)
Myopathy (a muscular disease in which the muscle fibres do not function)Muscle Pain (muscle pain)Jaundice Nos (a yellowish pigmentation of the skin, the conjunctival membranes)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Muscular Weakness (muscle weakness)Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
Pyrexia (fever)Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction)Encephalopathy Nos (functioning of the brain is affected by some agent or condition)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Zocor0.00%11.22%35.71%45.41%7.65%
Crestor0.00%11.90%38.10%36.90%13.10%
Tricor0.00%20.00%66.67%13.33%0.00%

Comments from or about the patient:

I now use Zocor and Tricor together with no adverse side effects. My physician want to substitute the Crestor for the zocor and eliminate the tricor (for the time being) in order to treat my ldl and hdl more aggressively

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Zocor (simvastatin) is often used to treat high blood cholesterol. Crestor (rosuvastatin calcium) is often used to treat high blood cholesterol. Tricor (fenofibrate) 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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