Lasix vs. Lipitor

Summary

We compare the side effects and drug effectiveness of Lasix and Lipitor. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 622,710 people who take Lasix and Lipitor, 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 furosemide and atorvastatin calcium (the active ingredients of Lasix and Lipitor, respectively). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs or brand names) are also considered.

What is Lasix?

Lasix has active ingredients of furosemide. It is often used in swelling. (latest outcomes from Lasix 160,654 users)

What is Lipitor?

Lipitor has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Lipitor 208,540 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, 11, 2019

622,710 people who take Lasix and Lipitor are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Lasix vs Lipitor drug comparison reports.

Drugs in this study:

  • Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium)
  • Lasix (furosemide)

Most common side effects:

Lasix:
  1. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  4. Drug Ineffective
  5. Myalgia (muscle pain)
  6. Diarrhoea
  7. Pain
  8. Dizziness
  9. Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
  10. Asthenia (weakness)
Lipitor:
  1. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Diarrhoea
  4. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  5. Pneumonia
  6. Cardiac Failure Congestive
  7. Pain
  8. Anaemia (lack of blood)
  9. Asthenia (weakness)
  10. Fall

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

Lasix:
  1. Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
  2. Myalgia (muscle pain)
  3. Pain In Extremity
  4. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  5. Asthenia (weakness)
  6. Pain
  7. Muscular Weakness (muscle weakness)
  8. Arthralgia (joint pain)
  9. Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  10. Neuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage)
Lipitor:
  1. Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  2. Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  3. Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
  4. Anaemia (lack of blood)
  5. Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)
  6. Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
  7. Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)
  8. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  9. Hyperkalaemia (damage to or disease of the kidney)
  10. Fall

Drug effectiveness:

Lasix:
  • not at all: 1.6 %
  • somewhat: 11.49 %
  • moderate: 29.97 %
  • high: 41.7 %
  • very high: 15.23 %
Lipitor:
  • not at all: 3.75 %
  • somewhat: 20.47 %
  • moderate: 36.86 %
  • high: 30.57 %
  • very high: 8.36 %

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