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Condition: High Cholesterol
7/30/2015 11:01:03 AM

Reviewer: Lola, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Been taking this drug off and on for several months had issues with heart burn but just a week ago started taking it everyday and ended up in the er felt like I was having a heart attack heaviness in my chest can't hardly breath legs hurt this happened very soon after I started taking it regularly I stopped taking it just a couple days ago and hoping these symtoms will stop I feel so bad and t ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
7/27/2015 2:04:31 AM

Reviewer: 55-64 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:
Started taking 1 1/2 years ago. Switched doctors two weeks ago. Told her severe muscle pain everywhere, especially my right arm and right leg. Have been going to the chiropractor and just recently three trips to acupunture. The new doctor immediately told me to stop. I was on 10mg. I also have had itching on arms and legs. Never put it all together. Been two weeks and seems to be subsiding. Never ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
7/26/2015 10:28:13 AM

Reviewer: puffy53, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

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I have been taking this med. for two mos. now and been having a bad problem with constipation. Please if any one is having this problem please post.

Condition: High Cholesterol
5/2/2015 7:40:33 PM

Reviewer: Emily, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

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After only 10 days on a low dose, I felt like I had a low-grade case of the flu and began to experience shortness of breath even when I was not exerting myself. Within a few more days, so much muscle pain I could not turn over in bed without pain. Discontinued the drug and muscle pain began to improve within 48 hours. It took about 10 days for the shortness of breath to resolve.

Condition: High Cholesterol
3/9/2015 9:31:38 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Took this medication for a week. Started feeling weakness and pain in my arm. Thought I was having a heart attack. My fingers have also went numb. Have not taken for two days and the numbness is leaving, but still there. My chest is also heavy. Like others, I am going to try other alternatives, like exercise, diet and Niacin.

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