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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of simvastatin oral.

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Condition: High Cholesterol
9/21/2015 9:46:03 AM

Reviewer: Greg, 65-74 Male 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 helped limit my cholesterol but the side effects nearly killed me. I got so I couldn't walk, my knees and legs hurt so bad I had to walk with a cane or walker. My doctor finally told me to quit taking it and within 1 month I was feeling better and within 3 months was back to doing my old routine.

Condition: High Cholesterol
9/20/2015 4:52:05 PM

Reviewer: statin hater, 45-54 Male 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:
Ok so its now 6 months since I took the last statin that I will ever take and the neck aches that were occurring every evening finally seem to be going away but I still have the snotty rhinitis for which there is no cure and very little treatment so it would seem I am to suffer from common cold symptoms for ever. I went to the GP and he said that maybe I should see a different doctor in the surger ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
8/24/2015 6:57:07 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was prescribed this medication due to high LDL Cholesterol. I took it for 6 months and felt muscle weakness, fatigue, depressed and couldn't think clearly. I could bairly mow the lawn. I had to take several breaks and it took all day. I had a hard time cleaning house and even had a hard time filling the coffee carafe with water to make coffee. I told the Doctor and they took me off it right ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
8/23/2015 7:45:48 AM

Reviewer: statin hater, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I saw the doctor again and he said they did do the liver enzyme test and it was within the "normal range" how would I know? I would like to know how many guys that have been on statin have enlarged prostate that did not have enlarged prostate before taking statin's, also given the latest revelations that doctors are being paid £50 for each Alzheimer diagnosis I would like to kno ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
8/5/2015 6:35:39 PM

Reviewer: statin hater, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I took simvastin 20 mg for 10 months on the Nhs, very nasty experience. I felt colder all the time muscle aches, have had a cough for over a year, difficulty sleeping but tired all of the time almost zero sex drive, (I could get a hard on for England before this) I stopped taking them five months ago and the muscle aches have died back 50 percent but all of the other symptoms are still here in ful ... Show Full Comment

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