Compare Crestor vs. Omega 3 Acid

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Crestor (rosuvastatin)

Prescription only

Lovaza (Omega-3 Acid)

Prescription only
Lowers cholesterol.

Crestor (rosuvastatin) is one of the most effective statins to improve cholesterol. It's also available as a generic.

5.0/ 7 average rating with 751 reviewsforCrestor
Lowers triglycerides.

Omega-3 Acid is good for lowering triglycerides (fats), but some people can't take it due to allergies.

5.0/ 7 average rating with 46 reviewsforOmega 3 Acid
Upsides
  • It's a good first choice medicine for lowering cholesterol levels when diet and exercise aren't enough.
  • Slows down the buildup of fatty deposits in your blood vessels, otherwise known as a hardening of the arteries.
  • In clinical studies, Crestor (rosuvastatin) has the strongest effect on lowering "bad" cholesterol compared to other statins.
  • Can lower your risk of heart attack, stroke, and death, particularly if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, or a history of smoking.
  • Available as a generic drug.
  • Lowers triglycerides (fats) when combined with exercise and a low cholesterol diet.
  • In studies, Omega-3 Acid has lowered the risk of stroke and heart attack leading to death, especially in people with high cholesterol or high triglycerides.
Downsides
  • You're more likely to have side effects if you're a female, are 65 years or older, drink alcohol every day, or take more than one medicine for cholesterol.
  • People with liver disease, kidney disease, or diabetes are also more likely to have side effects from Crestor (rosuvastatin).
  • Crestor (rosuvastatin) isn't safe to use if you're pregnant since it can hurt the fetus.
  • You can't take it if you're allergic to fish or shellfish.
  • You have to take it with food.
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Reviews
751 
60%
think this treatment is worth it
47%
think this treatment works well
15%
think this treatment is a hassle

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46 
59%
think this treatment is worth it
50%
think this treatment works well
28%
think this treatment is a hassle

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Side effects
The Crestor (rosuvastatin) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
3possible side effects
  • Eructation
    4%
  • Taste perversion
    4%
  • Dyspepsia
    3%
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Risks and warnings
  • Elevated INR

    Taking Coumadin (warfarin)

  • Muscle pain

    Age 65 or older

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Increased blood sugars

    Diabetes

  • Liver damage

    Heavy alcohol use

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Birth defects

    Pregnancy

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  • Allergic reactions

    Allergy to fish or shellfish

  • Heart flutter

    Atrial fibrillation

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