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Condition: High Cholesterol
2/14/2008 3:56:09 PM

Reviewer: exnavyman, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have been taking Lovastatin for over a year and have had leg cramping. The cramping has gotten to the point where I have difficulty walking. Can it take this long to get this bad. I also take Lexapro for depression and am not sure if the combination is causing me to have sleep difficulty as well. The pain actually casues my toes to draw downward and nearly brings me to tears. I am a 44 year o ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
2/12/2008 12:45:44 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
After taking lovastatin for one week, 2-20mg at bedtime. Became disoriented, light-headed. slurred words, had to leave work. Dr. thought it was allergic reaction, took Lipitor with no adverse reactions

Condition: High Cholesterol
1/31/2008 4:26:12 PM

Reviewer: Bev, 65-74 Male (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My husband had no side effects from Lipitor, but when he switched to 20 mg of Lovastatin he had episodes of dizziness and lightheadedness.

Condition: High Cholesterol
1/26/2008 10:20:31 AM

Reviewer: ed89508, 35-44 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
After my very expensive insurance denied my prescription for Lipitor my doctor prescribed Lovastatin. I got this at Wal-Mart for $4 and it is working great. I have not had one single issue with the drug. It has only been three weeks so I haven't had a recheck of my levels yet but with the new diet and this med I am confident my levels will be down next time. I am a 40 year old male who suffer ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
1/23/2008 8:35:03 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I recently switched from Crestor to Lovastatin mostly due it's MUCH cheaper and i am on a fixed income. I was on Crestor for aprox 4 years. I noticed just 2 weeks into taking the Lovastatin that i was having severe muscle pain in my right upper arm. After 5 days of using medicated heat pads and massages i started questioning what had i done recently to have caused such pain. Then i realized th ... Show Full Comment

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