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Lovastatin vs Fluvastatin vs Pravachol vs Crestor, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 69

This is personalized comparison of Lovastatin vs Fluvastatin vs Pravachol vs Crestor for a female aged 69. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Lovastatin (latest outcomes from 12,113 users) has active ingredients of lovastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Fluvastatin (latest outcomes from 622 users) has active ingredients of fluvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Pravachol (latest outcomes from 16,686 users) has active ingredients of pravastatin sodium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Crestor (latest outcomes from 60,016 users) has active ingredients of rosuvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

What are the symptoms

Diabetes mellitus management (latest reports from 387,606 patients) has been reported by people with depression, bipolar disorder, high blood pressure, schizophrenia, stress and anxiety.

Trend of Diabetes Mellitus Management reports

On Aug, 27, 2014: 11,589 female patients aged 68 who take the same drugs are studied in Lovastatin vs Fluvastatin vs Pravachol vs Crestor

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female68Lipids Increased

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Lovastatin lovastatinnot specified
Fluvastatin fluvastatinnot specified
Pravachol pravastatin sodiumnot specified
Crestor rosuvastatin calciumnot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 68 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

LovastatinFluvastatinPravacholCrestor
Diabetes Mellitus Management1.11%11.54%0.80%0.54%
CPK isoenzymes test1.11%11.54%0.80%0.54%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
LovastatinFluvastatinPravacholCrestor
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)VomitingNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Myalgia (muscle pain)
Drug IneffectivePyrexia (fever)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
VomitingDiabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Pain In Extremity
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Coronary Artery Stenosis (narrowing of coronary artery)Myalgia (muscle pain)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Asthenia (weakness)Coronary Artery Occlusion (complete obstruction of blood flow in a coronary artery)DizzinessAsthenia (weakness)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Coronary Artery Disease (plaque building up along the inner walls of the arteries of the heart, which narrows the arteries and restricts blood flow to the heart)Chest PainDizziness
DizzinessTransaminases IncreasedAsthenia (weakness)Headache (pain in head)
Weight DecreasedNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Arthralgia (joint pain)Pain
Myalgia (muscle pain)C-reactive Protein IncreasedDrug IneffectiveMuscle Spasms (muscle contraction)
Headache (pain in head)Polymyalgia Rheumatica (pain in many muscles)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
LovastatinFluvastatinPravacholCrestor
Cardiac Failure CongestivePneumonitis (inflammation of the walls of the alveoli in the lungs)DepressionMyalgia (muscle pain)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Cerebral Infarction (less blood supply to brain resulting tissue damage)DizzinessPain In Extremity
Headache (pain in head)Myalgia (muscle pain)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
DizzinessTransient Ischaemic Attack (a transient episode of neurologic dysfunction caused by ischemia (loss of blood flow))Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness (feeling of tiredness)
Blood Triglycerides IncreasedMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)
Uterine ProlapseEmotional DistressRhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
Abdominal DistensionFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
FallChest PainAxonal Neuropathy (dysfunction of axon nerves)
Eye PainDyspepsia (indigestion)Renal Failure Chronic (long lasting kidney dysfunction)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Lovastatin17.11%18.42%35.53%19.74%9.21%
Fluvastatin0.000.000.000.000.00
Pravachol4.80%12.23%39.30%25.33%18.34%
Crestor1.76%11.21%29.45%44.40%13.19%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Lovastatin (lovastatin) is often used to treat high blood cholesterol. Fluvastatin (fluvastatin) is often used to treat high blood cholesterol. Pravachol (pravastatin sodium) is often used to treat high blood cholesterol. Crestor (rosuvastatin 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.

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