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Condition: High Cholesterol
8/23/2015 8:06:14 AM

Reviewer: Becky, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My dr first prescribed this six months ago because my cholesterol was slightly elevated. I refused. I wanted to try and bring it down naturally. Unfortunately that didn't work so after my bloodwork last week I broke down and filled the prescription. I started taking it 2 days ago and now I have a terrible sore throat. My tonsils are very swollen and I have a painful dry mouth. I'm going t ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
7/15/2015 11:17:59 AM

Reviewer: us2bird, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
IT CAUSING HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE NOT SURE IF IT THE PILL BUT MY DOCTOR GAVE 20MG NOW ON 40 MG THIS MIGHT BE CAUSING ALL MY PROBLEM

Condition: High Cholesterol
6/11/2015 3:45:50 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was taking Lipitor for about 6 months. Developed joint pain but did not relate it to meds. One morning I was trying to get out of bed and could not stand. The pain was severely painful and I could not walk. I stopped taking Lipitor after conversation with other patients taking it. For 3 days I could not walk because of the pain. I will never take this pill again and have informed friends of ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
5/28/2015 12:22:19 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I was given Lipitor to replace Zocor & Zetia because of cost of Zetia. I had no side effects with these 2 medicines. I have been taking Lipitor for 2 and a half months. Now my shoulders ache all the time and I have a constant cough and sneezing attacks.

Condition: High Cholesterol
5/21/2015 9:25:28 AM

Reviewer: steamboatoma, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Took this drug for 7 years. Only problem I encountered was inability to sleep. In 2013 an interaction w/antibiotics caused a statin "crisis". 6 mos of severe upper/lower muscle pain. Settled into legs resulting in loss of muscle in right leg with nerve damage in both. No stability in R leg, hence, no balance. Doing physical therapy 3x/wk. Pain is surreal. Chronic pain has changed me - de ... Show Full Comment

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