The study concluded that Crestor lowered LDL cholesterol by 8.2% more than Lipitor, and Crestor lowered total cholesterol significantly more than all the other statins studied. Crestor also increased HDL cholesterol (the good kind of cholesterol) more than Lipitor did.
Is Crestor more effective than Lipitor?
Which Statin is Better: Lipitor or Crestor? Lipitor and Crestor are both effective statins that lower levels of “bad” cholesterol and increase levels of “good” cholesterol. While Crestor is the more potent statin, both medications are effective and have slightly different side effects and drug interactions.
Does Crestor have more side effects than Lipitor?
Side effects of Lipitor that are different from Crestor include fatigue or gas. Side effects of Crestor that are different from Lipitor include depression, joint pain, sleep problems (insomnia or nightmares), or stomach pain.
Can I switch from Lipitor to Crestor?
In the analysts opinion, there is potential benefit gained in switching patients from Lipitor 10mg to Crestor 10mg, as well as switching from Lipitor 20mg to Crestor 20mg, rather than increasing the dose of Lipitor.