High Cholesterol

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(Hypercholesterolaemia)
Hypercholesterolemia is the presence of high levels of cholesterol in the blood. It is not a disease but a metabolism derangement that...
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Lipitor 3,969 Zocor 1,244 Crestor 1,197
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Crestor
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Lovastatin
Other name: Rosuvastatin (Rosuvastatin)
Other name: Mevacor (Mevacor)
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Rosuvastatin (marketed by AstraZeneca as Crestor & marketed by Abbott Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. in India as 'R2') is a member of the medication class of statins, used to treat hypercholesterolemia and related conditions, and to prevent cardiovascular di...
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Lovastatin is a member of the drug class of statins, used for lowering cholesterol (hypolipidemic agent) in those with hypercholesterolemia and so preventing cardiovascular disease. Lovastatin is a naturally occurring drug found in food such as Pleurotu...
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Top Concerns
Cre
Muscle Pain
10
Tiredness
6
Weight Loss
4
Weakness
4
Cramping
3
Leg Pain
3
Weight Gain
3
Joint Pain
3
Depression
3
Allergies
2
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Lov
Muscle Pain
8
Weakness
4
Weight Loss
4
Tiredness
3
Muscle Problems
3
Headaches
3
Weight Gain
2
Allergies
2
Rhabdomyolysis
2
Depression
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Tiredness
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Weight Loss
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Lov
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4
Weakness
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Lov
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4
Cramping
Cre
Lov
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Leg Pain
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Lov
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0
Weight Gain
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Lov
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2
Joint Pain
Cre
Lov
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Depression
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Lov
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2
Allergies
Cre
Lov
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Muscle Pain
Lov
Cre
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10
Weakness
Lov
Cre
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4
Weight Loss
Lov
Cre
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Tiredness
Lov
Cre
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6
Muscle Problems
Lov
Cre
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Headaches
Lov
Cre
3
0
Weight Gain
Lov
Cre
2
3
Allergies
Lov
Cre
2
2
Rhabdomyolysis
Lov
Cre
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Depression
Lov
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About Crestor
Rosuvastatin (marketed by AstraZeneca as Crestor & marketed by Abbott Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. in India as 'R2') is a member of the medication class of statins, used to treat hypercholesterolemia and related conditions, and to prevent cardiovascular di...
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About Lovastatin
Lovastatin is a member of the drug class of statins, used for lowering cholesterol (hypolipidemic agent) in those with hypercholesterolemia and so preventing cardiovascular disease. Lovastatin is a naturally occurring drug found in food such as Pleurotu...
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I've tried Crestor before and it worked great for...
" ...I've tried Crestor before and it worked great for me. My ...is pretty safe. Lovastatin worked great for... "

I was on Crestor for a couple of years and then switched to...
" I was on Crestor for a couple of years and then switched to lovastatin (Mevacor), mainly because it's a lot cheaper on my health plan. Have not noticed any effects good or bad from... "

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than only Crestor caused the damage. The problem is that...
" ...Crestor caused the damage. The problem is that doctors expect seniors to have the same cholesteral and blood pressure as twenty year olds. What a joke. Some individuals can ...have due to lov... "

daily of Crestor). I now have severe trigger finger in the...
" ...dawned on me to try stopping the Lovastatin 30mg daily that I ...statin (10mg daily of Crestor). I now have severe trigger finger in the index finger ...hand. I am stopping the Crestor and ... "

to start taking Crestor instead of lovastatin.. Good...
" ...before surgery.� I tried to come off my lovastatin after about 6 months ...week.� I started Milk Thistle like Gina ...I'll have to start taking Crestor instead of lovastatin.. Good luck. H... "

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for years and that did not give me any side effects...
" ...anti cholesterol drug. It does not have to be Crestor. I took Lovastatin for years and that did not give me any side effects and it is really CHEAP. They stopped mine... "

I take lovastatin, and haven't noticed any side effects
" ...Diovan and Crestor, I think. He ...statins. I take lovastatin, and haven't no... "

up there too. Don't like the crestor, i am going to ask...
" ...So they put me on Crestor as mine was starting to creep up there too. Don't like the crestor, i am going to ask to be put back on the lovastatin, as they moved me from that to Crestor because of... "

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Crestor works and you suffer no side effects , then stick...
" ...do just fine. If the Crestor works and you suffer no side effects , then stick with ...with the least side effects, Mevacor(lovastatin ). One can be a... "

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about my severe reaction to lovastatin (I think that's...
" ...cholesterol but understood about my severe reaction to lovastatin (I think that's the generic ...problems but did ok on Crestor. So, he gave me some samples of Crestor so we could see if... "

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