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:

  1. Breathing Difficulty
  2. Chest Pain
  3. Diarrhea
  4. Dizziness
  5. Drug Ineffective
  1. Breathing Difficulty
  2. Diarrhea
  3. Dizziness
  4. Drug Ineffective
  5. Fall

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

  1. Acute Kidney Failure
  2. Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
  3. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  4. Gait Disturbance
  5. Joint Pain
  1. Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
  2. Breathing Difficulty
  3. Dizziness
  4. Fall
  5. Gait Disturbance

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