Crestor vs Zetia

Crestor
(Rx)
Zetia
(Rx)
Crestor is a cholesterol lowering medication (statin).
Zetia is a cholesterol lowering medication.
Satisfaction Score
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2.7
Slightly Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
2.6
Slightly Satisfied
Helpfulness
for High Cholesterol
3.6
Concern level
2.5
Helpfulness
for High Cholesterol
4.6
Concern level
2.7
Approval Date
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August 12, 2003
October 25, 2002
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
15,610 Discussions
6,410 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
Zetia is prescribed for High Cholesterol and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Cre
Muscle Pain
9
Tiredness
5
Weakness
4
Weight Loss
3
Cramping
3
Joint Pain
2
Depression
2
Leg Pain
2
Weight Gain
2
Headaches
2
Zet
Muscle Pain
10
Tiredness
5
Weakness
4
Heart Disease
4
Cramping
3
Leg Pain
3
Joint Pain
3
Weight Loss
3
Weight Gain
2
Back Pain
2
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Muscle Pain
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Zet
9
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Tiredness
Cre
Zet
5
5
Weakness
Cre
Zet
4
4
Weight Loss
Cre
Zet
3
3
Cramping
Cre
Zet
3
3
Joint Pain
Cre
Zet
2
3
Depression
Cre
Zet
2
0
Leg Pain
Cre
Zet
2
3
Weight Gain
Cre
Zet
2
2
Headaches
Cre
Zet
2
0
Muscle Pain
Zet
Cre
10
9
Tiredness
Zet
Cre
5
5
Weakness
Zet
Cre
4
4
Heart Disease
Zet
Cre
4
0
Cramping
Zet
Cre
3
3
Leg Pain
Zet
Cre
3
2
Joint Pain
Zet
Cre
3
2
Weight Loss
Zet
Cre
3
3
Weight Gain
Zet
Cre
2
2
Back Pain
Zet
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.
C Category C
Before taking Zetia during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Crestor and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Zetia 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
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Rosuvastatin Calcium
Ezetimibe
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Crestor and Zetia: 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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