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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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On Jan, 31, 2014: 15,536 people 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
FallDrug IneffectiveNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Weight 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)Drug Withdrawal Headache
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedBlood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedBlood Cholesterol Abnormal
Asthenia (weakness)Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)Labile Blood Pressure (wildly fluctuating blood pressure)
Pulmonary Fibrosis (formation or development of excess fibrous connective tissue (fibrosis) in the lungs)Muscular Weakness (muscle weakness)Headache (pain in head)
Pain In ExtremityMuscle Spasms (muscle contraction)Neuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage)
Drug InteractionDiarrhoeaLow Density Lipoprotein Increased (cholesterol increased in blood)
Myopathy (a muscular disease in which the muscle fibres do not function)Pain In ExtremityAspartate Aminotransferase Increased
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Ventricular Fibrillation (abnormally irregular heart rhythm)Alanine Aminotransferase Increased
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Muscle InjuryNormochromic Normocytic Anaemia (forms of anaemia in which the average size and haemoglobin content of the red blood cells are within normal limits)

For people in general (regardless of gender or age):

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
FallDrug IneffectiveNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Weight 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)Muscular Weakness (muscle weakness)Neuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage)
Pain In ExtremitySpeech DisorderDrug Withdrawal Headache
Myopathy (a muscular disease in which the muscle fibres do not function)Ventricular Fibrillation (abnormally irregular heart rhythm)Low Density Lipoprotein Increased (cholesterol increased in blood)
Drug InteractionPain In ExtremityCardiac Failure Congestive
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)DiarrhoeaEncephalopathy Nos (functioning of the brain is affected by some agent or condition)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction)Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased

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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Related topic: cholesteral, Crestor, Tricor, Zocor

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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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