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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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Common High Cholesterol treatments discussed around the web
Lipitor 3,812 Zocor 1,200 Crestor 1,141
114,344 conversations around the web about High Cholesterol to help you make a decision
114,344 conversations around the web about High Cholesterol to help you make a decision
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Crestor
VS.
Lovastatin
Other name: Rosuvastatin (Rosuvastatin)
Other name: Mevacor (Mevacor)
6 / 10
Satisfaction
4 / 10
Satisfaction
12,305
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High Cholesterol
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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
Top Concerns
Lov
Muscle Pain
8
Weakness
4
Weight Loss
3
Tiredness
3
Muscle Problems
3
Headaches
3
Allergies
2
Weight Gain
2
Rhabdomyolysis
2
Leg Pain
2
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Lovastatin
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Muscle Pain
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10
8
Tiredness
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Lov
6
3
Weight Loss
Cre
Lov
4
3
Weakness
Cre
Lov
4
4
Cramping
Cre
Lov
3
0
Leg Pain
Cre
Lov
3
2
Weight Gain
Cre
Lov
3
2
Joint Pain
Cre
Lov
3
0
Depression
Cre
Lov
3
0
Allergies
Cre
Lov
2
2
Muscle Pain
Lov
Cre
8
10
Weakness
Lov
Cre
4
4
Weight Loss
Lov
Cre
3
4
Tiredness
Lov
Cre
3
6
Muscle Problems
Lov
Cre
3
0
Headaches
Lov
Cre
3
0
Allergies
Lov
Cre
2
2
Weight Gain
Lov
Cre
2
3
Rhabdomyolysis
Lov
Cre
2
0
Leg Pain
Lov
Cre
2
3
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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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We found 115 discussions
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badgerandblade.com
" ...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 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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www.spacedoc.net
" ...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... "

" ...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 ... "

" ...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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www.agingcare.com
" ...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... "

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

" ...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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www.medhelp.org
" ...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... "

Post from
www.davita.com
" ...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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