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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.

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What are the drugs

Zocor (latest outcomes from 61,427 users) has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Crestor (latest outcomes from 59,939 users) has active ingredients of rosuvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Tricor (latest outcomes from 15,438 users) has active ingredients of fenofibrate. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

On May, 13, 2014: 15,565 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)Dizziness
FallNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Weight Decreased
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Drug IneffectiveDyspnoea (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)Drug Withdrawal Headache
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedRhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)Blood Cholesterol Abnormal
Asthenia (weakness)Blood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedLabile Blood Pressure (wildly fluctuating blood pressure)
Pulmonary Fibrosis (formation or development of excess fibrous connective tissue (fibrosis) in the lungs)DiarrhoeaHeadache (pain in head)
Pain In ExtremityMuscular Weakness (muscle weakness)Neuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage)
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction)Low Density Lipoprotein Increased (cholesterol increased in blood)
Myopathy (a muscular disease in which the muscle fibres do not function)Pain In ExtremityAspartate Aminotransferase Increased
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Muscle Pain (muscle pain)Alanine Aminotransferase Increased
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Ventricular Fibrillation (abnormally irregular heart rhythm)Normochromic Normocytic Anaemia (forms of anaemia in which the average size and haemoglobin content of the red blood cells are within normal limits)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Zocor0.00%11.34%36.08%44.85%7.73%
Crestor0.00%11.11%37.04%38.27%13.58%
Tricor0.00%21.43%71.43%7.14%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.

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