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simvastatin vs Lipitor for a male patient aged 56

Summary: 17,321 male patients aged 56 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is personalized comparison of simvastatin vs Lipitor for a male aged 56. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

What are the drugs

Simvastatin (latest outcomes from 80,878 users) has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Lipitor (latest outcomes from 132,818 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

On Mar, 26, 2015: 17,321 male patients aged 50 who take the same drugs are studied in simvastatin vs Lipitor

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male50Familial Hypercholesterolaemia

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
simvastatin simvastatinnot specified
Lipitor atorvastatin calciumPfizer

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 50 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
simvastatinLipitor (Pfizer)
Myocardial InfarctionMyocardial Infarction
Chest PainChest Pain
RhabdomyolysisMyalgia
MyalgiaFatigue
NauseaNausea
FatigueCoronary Artery Disease
AstheniaDyspnoea
DyspnoeaAsthenia
DepressionDrug Ineffective
DizzinessDizziness

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
simvastatinLipitor (Pfizer)
RhabdomyolysisMyalgia
MyalgiaBlood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedMyocardial Infarction
Myocardial InfarctionFatigue
DepressionAsthenia
Erectile DysfunctionRhabdomyolysis
Chest PainDepression
FatigueHypertension
MyopathyPain
Coronary Artery DiseaseCoronary Artery Disease

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
simvastatin0.88%12.78%39.21%39.21%7.93%
Lipitor4.42%10.09%28.08%43.53%13.88%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Simvastatin (simvastatin) 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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