Compare Omega 3 Acid vs. Crestor

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Lovaza
(omega-3 acid)

Crestor
(rosuvastatin)

Lowers triglycerides. Omega-3 Acid is good for lowering triglycerides (fats), but some people can't take it due to allergies.Lowers cholesterol. Crestor (rosuvastatin) is one of the most effective statins to improve cholesterol. It's also available as a generic.
Reviews & ratings
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4.96Omega 3 Acid
Reviews for Omega 3 Acid
59%
of people (All ages) say Omega 3 Acid is worth it
50%
say it works well
28%
say it's a big hassle
Have you used Lovaza (omega-3 acid)?
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Reviews for Crestor
60%
-1% worse vs. Omega 3 Acid
47%
+3% better vs. Omega 3 Acid
15%
-13% worse vs. Omega 3 Acid
751 reviews
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Side effects
Omega 3 AcidCrestor
  • Eructation 3%
  • Taste perversion 4%
  • Dyspepsia 1%
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  • Headache 1%
  • Nausea 1%
  • Muscle pain 2%
  • Joint pain 1%
  • Diabetes mellitus 1%
  • Dizziness 1%
More Crestor side effects »
How it works
Omega 3 AcidCrestor
Omega-3 Acid is a cholesterol-lowering medicine. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but it may help the liver remove triglycerides from your body, and also prevent your body from making more triglycerides.Crestor (rosuvastatin) is a statin medication that changes the amount of cholesterol your body makes. It lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and improves your "good" cholesterol (HDL) levels.
Type of medication
Omega 3 AcidCrestor
Prescription onlyPrescription only
Available as
Omega 3 AcidCrestor
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
Omega 3 AcidCrestor
Risk factors for serious side effects
Omega 3 AcidCrestor
  • Allergy to fish or shellfish
  • Atrial fibrillation
Detailed Lovaza (omega-3 acid) risks & warnings »
  • Taking Coumadin (warfarin)
  • Age 65 or older
  • Taking higher doses of Crestor (rosuvastatin)
  • Diabetes
  • Heavy alcohol use
Detailed Crestor (rosuvastatin) risks & warnings »
Pregnancy

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

Alcohol
Omega 3 AcidCrestor
No alcohol related info.
  • Don't have more than 2 glasses of alcohol a day since Crestor (rosuvastatin) can cause liver damage.
  • 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.
Food
Omega 3 AcidCrestor
  • Take it with food.
  • You have to take it with food.
No food related info.
Kidneys and liver
Omega 3 AcidCrestor
No kidneys and liver related info.
  • People on Crestor (rosuvastatin) have reported muscle pain which can lead to muscle or kidney damage. This is more likely to happen if you're older and if you're taking higher doses of Crestor (rosuvastatin). If you suddenly feel severe muscle pain or weakness and you haven't been exercising, stop taking Crestor (rosuvastatin) and talk to your doctor right away.
  • Crestor (rosuvastatin) can cause liver damage. If your urine is darker than normal or if you notice a yellow color in your eyes or skin, talk to your doctor. Your doctor may run some tests to see how your liver is working.
  • People with liver disease, kidney disease, or diabetes are also more likely to have side effects from Crestor (rosuvastatin).
Pain
Omega 3 AcidCrestor
No pain related info.
  • Call your doctor if you have sudden muscle pain, fever, or weakness.
  • Crestor (rosuvastatin) isn't safe to use if you're pregnant since it can hurt the fetus.
Upsides and benefits
Omega 3 AcidCrestor
  • 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.
  • 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.
Downsides and risks
Omega 3 AcidCrestor
  • You can't take it if you're allergic to fish or shellfish.
  • You have to take it with food.
  • 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.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
Omega 3 AcidCrestor
  • Lowers triglycerides.
  • Take it with food.
  • Swallow capsules whole.
  • Can cause burping and changes in taste.
  • Don't use if you have an allergy to fish or shellfish.
  • You should use this medicine in combination with a healthy diet.
  • Lowers bad cholesterol and triglycerides, and raises good cholesterol levels.
  • Don't have more than 2 glasses of alcohol a day since Crestor (rosuvastatin) can cause liver damage.
  • Don't take antacids for at least 2 hours before and after taking Crestor (rosuvastatin).
  • Call your doctor if you have sudden muscle pain, fever, or weakness.
  • Let your doctor know if you have dark urine or a yellow color in your eyes or skin.
Learn more
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