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Crestor

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/ 11,065 posts
Other Names: Rosuvastatin

Lovastatin

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Other Names: Mevacor   Altoprev   Altocor
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 11,065 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 3,359 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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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... Read more on Wikipedia
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... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Bob
December 5, 2013
Bob wrote
Type 2 Diabetes, Metformin and Lovastatin
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That is interesting. Please keep posted as I am border line high cholesterol and they have debated wether they should risk cholestorol meds because I have a fatty liver, and it is a med that works throught the liver.
Nissa  |  January 10, 2014
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By Walter
November 13, 2013
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Crestor and eye vision problems
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By EEM
October 11, 2013
EEM wrote
Lovestatin 40mg.
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By Charlie Palumbo
September 24, 2013
Charlie Palumbo wrote
Crestor
I am suffering tendonitis in my hands and feet and I have been taking Crestor 10mg for 2 yrs, I have never had so much pain, I am now getting off this drug slowly.
Lesley  |  January 31, 2014
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What patients are saying about Crestor vs. Lovastatin

95 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
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 either...
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...
I take lovastatin, and haven't noticed any side effects
...Diovan and Crestor, I think. He ...statins. I take lovastatin, and haven't no...
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...
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...
4 months on Crestor. Took Lovastatin for 3 years and it...
...results after 4 months on Crestor. Took Lovastatin for 3 years a...
to be Crestor. I took Lovastatin for years and that did...
...have got the meaning. Why not try another 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...
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