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Condition: High Cholesterol
11/11/2007 7:09:57 PM

Reviewer: phyllis Baker, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
What is to describe in taking a little pill?

Condition: High Cholesterol
11/11/2007 9:22:14 AM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
The drug initially lowered my husband's cholesterol but he had muscle weakness in his legs which went away when he stopped it. He started it again and it returned so he stopped it permanently. I think this drug and other statins have the potential to be dangerous and are prescribed too often instead of making lifestyle changes first.

Condition: High Cholesterol
11/7/2007 11:25:45 PM

Reviewer: grayhareracing, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Experiencing severe leg pains, including numbness, sensation of heat, swelling of legs from the knees down. On advice of prescribing MD, stopped and was told to not take any more statins ever.

Condition: High Cholesterol
11/7/2007 9:26:56 PM

Reviewer: jrnelson, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I am extremely satisfied with Lipitor. Started taking l0 mgs. after Baycol was removed from the market. Recently my total Cholesterol was normal; however, the LDL was higher than the HDL and my doctor increased my dosage to 20 mgs., one per day. He will not recheck for several months but is confident this will work and I have a lot of confidence in my doctor, with diet, exercise and weight loss, t ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
11/5/2007 11:15:21 AM

Reviewer: MstngLady, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I can't say if this drug was effective as I only took it for a month and got so sick I had to quit taking it. I had severe muscle aches, was so fatigued I felt like I was dying and then I got some sort of urinary problem where my urine was discolored. I was so sick I couldn't get out of bed. That was 6 years ago. I refused to take any other cholesterol drugs until the last year. Took zetia ... Show Full Comment

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