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Condition: High Cholesterol
4/12/2011 4:35:55 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Last night was my first night on this medication. As directed, I had a snack one hour before taking the pill. I woke up at 2:00 in the morning with flushing so severe my scalp and torso felt on fire. As the flushing steadily intensified I became extremely dizzy and fainted within seconds of standing up. The hot flash eventually subsided in 30 minutes, but it was a looooong 30 minutes. Today, ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
4/4/2011 3:18:50 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Have been on Simcor for about 5 months now for high cholesterol. It's very important you follow label (or your docs)instructions when taking this drug. I take mine with a low-fat snack and a coated aspirin 30 minutes before bedtime. Flushing seemed to be the only side effect I experienced, off and on for the first couple of weeks. Not going to lie, the first couple episodes of flushing were ho ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
3/15/2011 12:15:39 AM

Reviewer: daviddou, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
After taken it for a few weeks, I was ok, felt a lil flushing..was a bit uncomfortable but then it passed. Then one night...... I'm not sure, but I believe this is what HELL will be like. The burn starts in the brain, it swells the head, a fire w/in my arms erupted like a volcano, the tingling set in and introduced in concert the FIRE...ahhh the fire.... I really felt like I was burnin ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
2/27/2011 8:58:41 AM

Reviewer: 35-44 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
The big drawback to this medication is the flush it creates. To avoid the flush take the medication with a baby aspirin and a spoonful of applesauce. THIS WILL PREVENT THE FLUSH.

Condition: High Cholesterol
12/21/2010 12:24:01 PM

Reviewer: Vegas, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
on simcor for 3 months - previously was on niaspan for 6-9 months. Niaspan gives me heart palpitations and my doc thought going to simcor would make it better. It, in fact, made it worse. Very bad palpitations that landed me in the ER once. irregular heartbeat. was told to take full 325mg aspirin before so flushing at night wasn't a problem. a few mild episodes of it but never woke me up ... Show Full Comment

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