Pravastatin vs Simvastatin

Pravastatin
Simvastatin
Other name: Pravachol Pravachol
Other name: Zocor Zocor
Satisfaction Score
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3.1
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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2.5
Slightly Satisfied
Helpfulness
for High Cholesterol
4.0
Concern level
2.4
Helpfulness
for High Cholesterol
1.2
Concern level
2.6
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Pravastatin (marketed as Pravachol or Selektine) is a member of the drug class of statins, used for lowering cholesterol and preventing cardiovascular disease. Initially known as CS-514, it was originally identified in a bacterium called ''No...
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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...
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Top Concerns
Pra
Muscle Pain
10
Tiredness
5
Cramping
3
Weight Loss
3
Headaches
3
Nausea
2
Joint Pain
2
Dizziness
2
Muscle Problems
2
Leg Pain
2
Top Concerns
Sim
Muscle Pain
8
Tiredness
5
Cramping
3
Weight Loss
3
Headaches
3
Depression
2
Dizziness
2
Weight Gain
2
Leg Pain
2
Joint Pain
2
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Sim
5
5
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Pra
Sim
3
3
Weight Loss
Pra
Sim
3
3
Headaches
Pra
Sim
3
3
Nausea
Pra
Sim
2
0
Joint Pain
Pra
Sim
2
2
Dizziness
Pra
Sim
2
2
Muscle Problems
Pra
Sim
2
0
Leg Pain
Pra
Sim
2
2
Muscle Pain
Sim
Pra
8
10
Tiredness
Sim
Pra
5
5
Cramping
Sim
Pra
3
3
Weight Loss
Sim
Pra
3
3
Headaches
Sim
Pra
3
3
Depression
Sim
Pra
2
0
Dizziness
Sim
Pra
2
2
Weight Gain
Sim
Pra
2
0
Leg Pain
Sim
Pra
2
2
Joint Pain
Sim
Pra
2
2
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About Pravastatin
Pravastatin (marketed as Pravachol or Selektine) is a member of the drug class of statins, used for lowering cholesterol and preventing cardiovascular disease. Initially known as CS-514, it was originally identified in a bacterium called ''No...
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Pravastatin
About Simvastatin
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...
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