Crestor vs Simvastatin

Crestor
(Rx)
Simvastatin
(Rx)
Crestor is a cholesterol lowering medication (statin).
Simvastatin is a cholesterol lowering medication (statin).
Satisfaction Score
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2.7
Slightly Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
2.5
Slightly Satisfied
Helpfulness
for High Cholesterol
3.6
Concern level
2.5
Helpfulness
for High Cholesterol
1.2
Concern level
2.6
Approval Date
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August 12, 2003
June 23, 2006
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
15,691 Discussions
20,257 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
Simvastatin is prescribed for High Cholesterol and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. In addition, it is taken to prevent Heart Attack and Stroke.
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
Sim
Muscle Pain
9
Tiredness
7
Cramping
4
Weakness
4
Weight Loss
4
Headaches
3
Depression
3
Dizziness
3
Weight Gain
3
Leg Pain
3
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Muscle Pain
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9
Tiredness
Cre
Sim
6
7
Weakness
Cre
Sim
4
4
Weight Loss
Cre
Sim
4
4
Cramping
Cre
Sim
3
4
Joint Pain
Cre
Sim
3
0
Depression
Cre
Sim
3
3
Leg Pain
Cre
Sim
3
3
Weight Gain
Cre
Sim
3
3
Headaches
Cre
Sim
2
3
Muscle Pain
Sim
Cre
9
10
Tiredness
Sim
Cre
7
6
Cramping
Sim
Cre
4
3
Weakness
Sim
Cre
4
4
Weight Loss
Sim
Cre
4
4
Headaches
Sim
Cre
3
2
Depression
Sim
Cre
3
3
Dizziness
Sim
Cre
3
0
Weight Gain
Sim
Cre
3
3
Leg Pain
Sim
Cre
3
3
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
Simvastatin 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 Simvastatin 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: 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, 80 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
Simvastatin
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Crestor and Simvastatin: 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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