Lipitor Vs. Crestor for a male patient aged 72 - from FDA reports


This is a personalized comparison Lipitor, Crestor for a man aged 72. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.



On Apr, 16, 2018

39,752 males aged 72 (±5) who take Lipitor, Crestor are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Lipitor, Crestor for a male patient aged 72.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 72
  • Gender: male
  • Reason for the study: Ldl Test

Drugs in this study:

  • Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium)
  • Crestor (rosuvastatin calcium)

eHealthMe real world results for males aged 72 (±5):

Most common side effects:

Lipitor:
  • Breathing Difficulty
  • Chest Pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Ineffective
  • Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  • Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
  • Muscle Aches (muscle pain)
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Weakness
Crestor:
  • Breathing Difficulty
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Ineffective
  • Fall
  • Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  • Muscle Aches (muscle pain)
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Rashes (redness)
  • Weakness

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

Lipitor:
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
  • Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  • Gait Disturbance
  • Joint Pain
  • Muscle Aches (muscle pain)
  • Pain In Extremity
  • Pneumonia
  • Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  • Weakness
Crestor:
  • Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
  • Breathing Difficulty
  • Dizziness
  • Fall
  • Gait Disturbance
  • Muscle Aches (muscle pain)
  • Pain In Extremity
  • Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  • Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen)
  • Weakness

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