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Condition: High Cholesterol
3/14/2008 6:01:52 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
The 40 mg dose of Pravastatin was effective in lowering cholesterol levels from 230 to 170. I never had any pain, but instead had problems with virtually incapacitating fatigue. Had to stop taking the drug.

Condition: High Cholesterol
3/12/2008 3:08:39 PM

Reviewer: Disturbed with Medical field, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
No problem with Name Brand Pravachol. Had taken for years when the insurance made me to the the Generic. Extreme pain after walking any distance. Arms asleep and numb in morning. Chest and upper abdomen pain. Arms ache all day and finger ache at night. Generic I believe is life threatening. Quit for 10 days and felt a lot better. Tried again 1 night and same thing all over again, maybe worse. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
3/7/2008 12:21:03 AM

Reviewer:

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
stomach pain , gas ,wanting to vomit

Condition: High Cholesterol
1/31/2008 7:30:32 AM

Reviewer:

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Muscle aches and back and body pain.No real difference in my levels.Time to ask the Dr. for something different!!!!!!

Condition: High Cholesterol
12/10/2007 7:51:50 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I had to stop taking this medication for a week because of muscle pain in my legs. Now I am experiencing moderate to severe muscle pain in my back , neck and shoulders. I went to the doctor last month and I am now back on this med @ 40 mg per day. I will be calling him next week to advise him of the muscle pain.

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