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Condition: High Cholesterol
1/13/2014 12:05:22 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Since starting this medication about 3 weeks ago I have had several problems that I never had before. the symptoms I have been having are constipation, bloating, fatigue, depression, dizziness,lots of headaches and have been sweating a lot. The constipation will go on for days until I cant take it and will take womens laxative. I do not like taking the laxative to often because then I feel sick to ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
12/26/2013 3:13:41 PM

Reviewer: Disillusioned, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I am a 51 year old male who has been diagnosed with High Cholesterol. I exercise regularly including 30 minutes of aerobic activity every other day and sometimes I will do another 30 minutes if I have a day off. Therefore, I get between 90-120 minutes of aerobic exercise each week. In early 2013, I started to become very fatigued. I could not do any exercise. I thought it was a touch of t ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
12/21/2013 5:46:15 PM

Reviewer: dadrew, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I am a 43 yr old male. Since I started taking this med the first couple months I didn't notice side effects, cause I had the flu and I am a diabetic. But now that the flu is over I am having constant nausea and diarrhea every time I eat almost. To the point I had no feeling of it hitting and not being able to make it to bath room. I am also having constant urination. I am not on any water pill ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
12/20/2013 1:35:48 PM

Reviewer: papa, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
decreased dosage to 20 mg from 40 bad muscle pain. I am experiencing memory loss and confusion Has anyone else had this issue? Was placed on this med. after stints 18 months ago. Wondering if I should stop. Doctors ignore memory loss.

Condition: High Cholesterol
12/19/2013 6:30:43 PM

Reviewer: Nancy, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Leg muscles were getting very painful to walk at bedtime when I got up during the night. Stopped taking 40 dosage for 12 weeks now and legs are 95 per cent better. Doctor kept upping the dosage so don't believe this one works for me.

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