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Condition: High Cholesterol
3/9/2014 10:49:26 AM

Reviewer: Tess, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Extreme muscle pain and weakness. Muscles not healing after exercise. Triglicerides elevated from 150 to 500 after 3 months. Cholesterol same as before starting medication.

Condition: High Cholesterol
2/17/2014 11:37:10 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My blood sugar went way up until I quit taking Welchol. My blood pressure went way up and is still up weeks after coming off the drug. I took the drug for only 1 week, but blood sugar and blood pressure was adversely affected almost immediately. I have diabetes, but am not on insulin or do I take statins. Further research reveals to me the maker of this drug must realize some people will be ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
2/7/2014 10:05:10 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I am finding that it is helping me lower my cholesterol. In addition, it has lowered my A1c 10 points within 2 wks of starting it. Pills are large but do-able. Powder is awful!

Condition: High Cholesterol
12/24/2013 6:56:25 AM

Reviewer: Ron, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have been experiencing a lot of pain in my joints and legs...similar to what I experienced on statins

Condition: High Cholesterol
12/13/2013 3:54:45 PM

Reviewer: dot, 75 or over Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
It was terrible. Made me hurt terrible around my chest and ribs. Would not take it again.

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