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Condition: High Cholesterol
10/24/2014 10:39:35 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Was prescribed to use a 10mg Simvastatin and was almost like a sleeping pill the first couple of nights (slept 10+ hours) and encountered tingling in both hands, headache, face numbness and eventually a trip to the ER with a panic attack. Went off the medicine and felt fine before re-visiting my primary care physician who insisted that I return to taking the drug. Took first pill in evening an ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
10/14/2014 8:55:44 AM

Reviewer: busy mom, 45-54 Female 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 encountered the muscle weakness, tenderness and extreme fatigue/exhaustion. My doctor did not link my symptoms to the drug for a number of months. I have been off it for 4 months now and am still trying to recover.... Beware of the side effects. They are life altering!

Condition: High Cholesterol
9/8/2014 11:58:02 PM

Reviewer: mahaska, 75 or over Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I had no idea till I read these reviews that all the muscle pain and weakness is likely caused by this drug. Sometimes when I stand up my legs feel so weak I grab on to things. A friend kept telling me it was bad. Gonna go off.

Condition: High Cholesterol
8/24/2014 8:25:17 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Anybody experienced Hairloss? Since I've started taking Simvastatin 20mg I started loosing my Hair? My Doctor said it's not the Drug.

Condition: High Cholesterol
8/23/2014 7:41:50 AM

Reviewer: bpj, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Brought my number down from 280 to 180. Effective results after working through muscle pain, rash or acne on forehead still after 18 months. Dr. called it rosacea (BS). 1st breakout on my face in 40 years.

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