Pravastatin vs Rosuvastatin

Pravastatin
(Rx)
Rosuvastatin
(Rx)
Pravastatin is a cholesterol lowering medication (statin).
Rosuvastatin is a cholesterol lowering medication (statin).
Satisfaction Score
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3.1
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for High Cholesterol
4.0
Concern level
2.4
Concern level
2.5
Approval Date
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Not Available
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
3,831 Discussions
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Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
Pravastatin 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
Rosuvastatin is taken to prevent Heart Attack and Stroke and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, it is prescribed for High Cholesterol and Atherosclerosis.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Pra
Muscle Pain
8
Tiredness
4
Cramping
3
Weight Loss
3
Weakness
3
Headaches
2
Nausea
2
Joint Pain
2
Muscle Problems
2
Weight Gain
2
Ros
Muscle Pain
10
Nausea
5
Dizziness
5
Headaches
5
Muscle Problems
3
Tiredness
3
Cramping
2
Rhabdomyolysis
2
Cough
2
Weakness
2
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Pravastatin
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Rosuvastatin
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Muscle Pain
Pra
Ros
8
10
Tiredness
Pra
Ros
4
3
Cramping
Pra
Ros
3
2
Weight Loss
Pra
Ros
3
0
Weakness
Pra
Ros
3
2
Headaches
Pra
Ros
2
5
Nausea
Pra
Ros
2
5
Joint Pain
Pra
Ros
2
0
Muscle Problems
Pra
Ros
2
3
Weight Gain
Pra
Ros
2
0
Muscle Pain
Ros
Pra
10
8
Nausea
Ros
Pra
5
2
Dizziness
Ros
Pra
5
0
Headaches
Ros
Pra
5
2
Muscle Problems
Ros
Pra
3
2
Tiredness
Ros
Pra
3
4
Cramping
Ros
Pra
2
3
Rhabdomyolysis
Ros
Pra
2
0
Cough
Ros
Pra
2
0
Weakness
Ros
Pra
2
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
Pravastatin is known to cause harm to fetus. Avoid during pregnancy.
X Category X
Rosuvastatin is known to cause harm to fetus. Avoid during pregnancy.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Pravastatin and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Rosuvastatin and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, 80 mg
Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Pravastatin Sodium
Rosuvastatin Calcium
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Pravastatin and Rosuvastatin: 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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