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.

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On Jul, 28, 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. Weakness
  2. Breathing Difficulty
  3. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  4. Drug Ineffective
  5. Dizziness
  6. Muscle Aches (muscle pain)
  7. Diarrhea
  8. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  9. Heart Attack
  10. Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
  1. Weakness
  2. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  3. Muscle Aches (muscle pain)
  4. Diarrhea
  5. Dizziness
  6. Breathing Difficulty
  7. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  8. Drug Ineffective
  9. Fall
  10. Rashes (redness)

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

  1. Muscle Aches (muscle pain)
  2. Weakness
  3. Pain In Extremity
  4. Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  5. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  6. Joint Pain
  7. Heart Attack
  8. Gait Disturbance
  9. Pneumonia
  10. Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
  1. Weakness
  2. Muscle Aches (muscle pain)
  3. Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  4. Fall
  5. Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
  6. Pain In Extremity
  7. Breathing Difficulty
  8. Gait Disturbance
  9. Heart Attack
  10. Dizziness

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