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Crestor

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/ 11,062 posts
Other Names: Rosuvastatin

Simvastatin

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/ 14,507 posts
Other Names: Zocor
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 11,062 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 14,507 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
Simvastatin (International Nonproprietary Name) (Zocor and generics) is a hypolipidemic agent used to control elevated cholesterol, or hypercholesterolemia. Simvastatin is a member of the statin class of pharmaceuticals, is a synthetic derivate of... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Stev
February 13, 2014
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Simvostatin , Lipotor cholesterol lowering drugs
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Crestor and eye vision problems
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By Charlie Palumbo
September 24, 2013
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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.
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What patients are saying about Crestor vs. Simvastatin

376 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
Crestor 6 days ago. I have had sudden nose bleeds at least...
...switched to Simvastatin from Crestor 6 days ago. I have had sudden nose bleeds at least...
if I can because it worked very well without any problems
...from Crestor to Simvastatin/Zocor because of insurance. Within a couple ...Going to change back to Crestor if I can because it worked very well without any problems...
controls my cholesterol, LDL, and triglycerides a bit better...
...chasm, I had body odor when I was on simvastatin. I went on Crestor instead and have ...with Crestor. And Crestor controls my cholesterol, LDL, and triglycerides a bit better than simvastatin di...
from Simvastatin to Crestor I went to the doctor this...
...Simvastatin to Crestor I went to ...decide on changing the Simvastatin, to Crestor. I simply can't tolerate Simvastatin/Zocor.  So, the doctor gave ...month sample supply of Crestor. Will see...
strength and will to hit ball Also suffered itchiness...
...Crestor for a number of years and only side effect was sore back muscles After 3 weeks I found I was getting tired just walking the dog Also my golf suffered as after a number of holes I lo...
Crestor 10mg because its stronger. It did improve my chol....
...are muscle aches, lethargy, and ...levels to improve. I did pretty well on simvastatin for about 7 months so they switched me to Crestor 10mg because its stronger. It did improve my chol. num...
have abated in 2 weeks after ceasing Crestor, the dizziness...
...Crestor 5mg has proved to be so much worse. I suffered fatigue, muscle cramps, painful leg muscles and a lack of focus. Some of these have abated in 2 weeks after ceasing Crestor, the dizziness...
on Crestor and had had problems with muscle pain and...
...Crestor and had had problems with ...to try simvastatin. I agreed and have been taking it since Thursday with no problems. However it...
Crestor (rosuvastatin), was totally without side effects...
...statins. The first (simvastatin) caused all sorts of problems and the next did too (atorvastatin) but the one I take now, Crestor (rosuvastatin), was totally without side effects. A follow up...
His blood sugar was under such good control before Crestor
...Crestor his blood sugar levels have raised over 100 - 150 points in one month. His doctor changed his BP med ...changed his eating habits. His blood sugar was under such good control before C...
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