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    Condition: High Cholesterol
    12/21/2008 11:16:24 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    My doctor prescribed 40mg i think the dose is too high. I have been sicker since i started this medicine.

    Condition: High Cholesterol
    12/19/2008 5:49:10 PM

    Reviewer: Searcher99, 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I have experienced sleep disturbance, early waking, and nightmares, as well as dizziness and confusion, with doses of 80 mg, 40 mg, and 20 mg. I am inclined to discontinue and try a more aggressive diet. The side effects seem to affect only a percentage of the population, but for those of us affected, the drug does not seem to be worth these effects. I had switched from Simvastin, which produced t ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: High Cholesterol
    12/16/2008 10:55:12 PM

    Reviewer: mystcstar, 45-54 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:
    For yrs my chols, for many years was 500, fasting 12+ hours. It runs in my family. I was found to have fatty liver in 2007. My body was producing the choles. I was not eating the fat. I had no coverage for drugs and dr switched me to this drug for $4.00 a 30 day suppy at walmart. Tests still showed 250, after yrs on these meds, but my dr added this combined with baby asprin, and 4000 to 6000 M ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: High Cholesterol
    12/11/2008 10:24:03 PM

    Reviewer: Heytomuch, 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:
    I heard from others about the serious side effects. Now I've read these reviews. I will not start taking this drugs--thank you for the reviews. I have enough side effects from the prescriptions I am taking & don't want to add to my list of problems thank you very much.

    Condition: High Cholesterol
    12/2/2008 8:43:02 AM

    Reviewer: sue, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I am sooo glad I found this review of the drug..thought I was crazy. I am 53 and was on this for s month, wondered why I feel like a buzz in my nead, and a feeling of sinus trouble, also sleep not good, but I am into the hot flash thing, stopped and all seems to be better..I guess I need to talk to Dr. i took Lipitor, but too expensive, but never had these side effects. I agree with others, we mig ... Show Full Comment

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