Crestor vs Lovastatin

Crestor
(Rx)
Lovastatin
(Rx)
Crestor is a cholesterol lowering medication (statin).
Lovastatin is a cholesterol lowering medication (statin).
Satisfaction Score
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2.7
Slightly Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
2.9
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for High Cholesterol
3.6
Concern level
2.5
Concern level
2.5
Approval Date
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August 12, 2003
December 17, 2001
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
15,648 Discussions
4,242 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
Crestor is prescribed for High Cholesterol and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. In addition, it is taken to prevent Heart Attack and Stroke.
Condition
Number of posts
#2 for Heart Attack
#3 for Stroke
Lovastatin is prescribed for High Cholesterol and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. In addition, it is taken to prevent Heart Attack.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Cre
Muscle Pain
10
Tiredness
6
Weakness
4
Weight Loss
4
Cramping
3
Joint Pain
3
Depression
3
Leg Pain
3
Weight Gain
3
Headaches
2
Lov
Muscle Pain
8
Weakness
4
Tiredness
3
Weight Loss
3
Muscle Problems
3
Cancer
3
Headaches
3
Weight Gain
3
Depression
2
Rhabdomyolysis
2
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Crestor
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Lovastatin
Lov
Muscle Pain
Cre
Lov
10
8
Tiredness
Cre
Lov
6
3
Weakness
Cre
Lov
4
4
Weight Loss
Cre
Lov
4
3
Cramping
Cre
Lov
3
0
Joint Pain
Cre
Lov
3
0
Depression
Cre
Lov
3
2
Leg Pain
Cre
Lov
3
0
Weight Gain
Cre
Lov
3
3
Headaches
Cre
Lov
2
3
Muscle Pain
Lov
Cre
8
10
Weakness
Lov
Cre
4
4
Tiredness
Lov
Cre
3
6
Weight Loss
Lov
Cre
3
4
Muscle Problems
Lov
Cre
3
0
Cancer
Lov
Cre
3
0
Headaches
Lov
Cre
3
2
Weight Gain
Lov
Cre
3
3
Depression
Lov
Cre
2
3
Rhabdomyolysis
Lov
Cre
2
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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X Category X
Crestor is known to cause harm to fetus. Avoid during pregnancy.
X Category X
Lovastatin is known to cause harm to fetus. Avoid during pregnancy.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Crestor and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Lovastatin and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg
Tablet: 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, 60 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Ingredients
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Rosuvastatin Calcium
Lovastatin
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Crestor and Lovastatin: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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