Fenofibrate vs. Fluvastatin

Summary

We compare the side effects and drug effectiveness of Fenofibrate and Fluvastatin. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 47,523 people who take Fenofibrate and Fluvastatin, and is updated regularly.



What's eHealthMe?

eHealthMe is a health data analysis company based in Mountain View, California. eHealthMe monitors and analyzes the outcomes of drugs and supplements that are currently on the market. The results are readily available to health care professionals and consumers.

eHealthMe has released original studies on market drugs and worked with leading universities and institutions such as IBM, London Health Science Centre, Mayo Clinic, Northwestern University and VA. eHealthMe studies have now been referenced in over 500 peer-reviewed medical publications.

How we gather our data?

Healthcare data is obtained from a number of sources including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This information is aggregated and used to produce personalized reports that patients can reference.

The information that eHealthMe collects includes:

  • Side effects (including severity and how people recover from them)
  • Associated conditions or symptoms
  • Drug effectiveness
  • Demographic data regarding drug use

How the study uses the data?

The study is based on fenofibrate and fluvastatin (the active ingredients of Fenofibrate and Fluvastatin, respectively). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs or brand names) are also considered.

What is Fenofibrate?

Fenofibrate has active ingredients of fenofibrate. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Fenofibrate 22,226 users)

What is Fluvastatin?

Fluvastatin has active ingredients of fluvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Fluvastatin 2,447 users)

How to use the study?

Patients can bring a copy of the report to their healthcare provider to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood. It is recommended that patients use the information presented as a part of a broader decision-making process.


On Mar, 14, 2019

47,523 people who take Fenofibrate and Fluvastatin are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Fenofibrate vs Fluvastatin drug comparison reports.

Drugs in this study:

  • Fluvastatin (fluvastatin)
  • Fenofibrate (fenofibrate)

Most common side effects:

Fenofibrate:
  1. Myalgia (muscle pain)
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Diarrhoea
  4. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  5. Vomiting
  6. Pyrexia (fever)
  7. Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
  8. Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction)
  9. Arthralgia (joint pain)
  10. Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
Fluvastatin:
  1. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  2. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  3. Diarrhoea
  4. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  5. Drug Ineffective
  6. Pain
  7. Asthenia (weakness)
  8. Dizziness
  9. Headache (pain in head)
  10. Vomiting

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

Fenofibrate:
  1. Myalgia (muscle pain)
  2. Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
  3. Headache (pain in head)
  4. Drug Effect Decreased
  5. Neck Pain
  6. Angina Pectoris (chest pain due to ischemia of the heart muscle)
  7. Arthralgia (joint pain)
  8. Multi-Organ Failure (multisystem organ failure)
  9. C-Reactive Protein Increased
  10. Cough
Fluvastatin:
  1. Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  2. Myalgia (muscle pain)
  3. Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
  4. Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)
  5. Pain
  6. Asthenia (weakness)
  7. Pain In Extremity
  8. Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  9. Anxiety
  10. Pancreatitis Acute (sudden inflammation of pancreas)

Drug effectiveness:

Fenofibrate:
  • not at all: 0 %
  • somewhat: 10 %
  • moderate: 60 %
  • high: 20 %
  • very high: 10 %
Fluvastatin:
  • not at all: 3.2 %
  • somewhat: 18.6 %
  • moderate: 38.74 %
  • high: 29.65 %
  • very high: 9.81 %

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