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    Condition: High Cholesterol
    11/25/2013 7:30:05 PM

    Reviewer: garanshel, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I just started taking it about a month ago. I was taking Lovastatin which did work. This generic has not helped yet.

    Condition: High Cholesterol
    12/17/2011 11:18:48 PM

    Reviewer: goedelite, 75 or over Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    A possibly serious side-effect makes me "not satisfied" in the star ratings. I had been taking 20mg/day of lovastatin, prescribed for a 200mg/dl cholesterol level. It lowered my cholesterol to about 170. My HD level was not been a problem. An ultrasound of my liver reported a course textured image, which is interpreted as a "fatty" liver. The ultrasound was made because m ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: High Cholesterol
    1/30/2010 1:31:14 AM

    Reviewer: redismyneutral, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    I started this medication about 6-8 weeks ago. The muscle pains diminished over about 3-4 weeks. What has not diminished is nausea. I cannot be a passenger in a vehicle after taking my medication. If I take it at night, I cannot sleep because of the rather severe nausea. Any suggestions?

    Condition: High Cholesterol
    1/20/2010 1:25:55 PM

    Reviewer: R.L., 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Caused severe cramps and weakness in both my legs and feet within several months of use. I am surprised by this effect as I am 50 yo in good general health and exercise consistently. I experience this problem with every statin I've taken, and I've tried several.

    Condition: High Cholesterol
    12/7/2009 11:06:53 AM

    Reviewer: june832@aol.com, 75 or over Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    was taking lovastatin for 2 and a half years and was somewhat successful in managing my high cholestrol and then I had severe leg weakness and leg cramps, lack of energy and could hardly get around the house some days..my DR. discontined it and changed to another med. and I have improved.

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