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    Condition: High Cholesterol
    8/9/2009 11:56:42 AM

    Reviewer: alishiadeb108, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    condition is improving

    Condition: High Cholesterol
    7/31/2009 3:45:44 PM

    Reviewer: judithrutledge, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    after taaking medication for 2-3 weeks I get severe muscle cramps and constrictions

    Condition: High Cholesterol
    8/11/2009 10:02:39 AM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    I have been taking welchol for almost a month and haven't had too much trouble with it except for having excessive saliva at night to the point of nearly getting strangled and coughing so that I can't get to sleep. I haven't seen this particular side effect listed with the drug. This is getting to be very distressing.

    Condition: High Cholesterol
    7/19/2009 10:33:27 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I could not take most cholesterol lowering drugs due to muscle pain. I started taking WelChol about 6 months ago because my Dr. told me that WelChol worked in the gut, and very rarely had muscle pain side effects. I started having muscle pain, but because I'm heavy I figured the pain in my legs, knees, etc. was from being overweight. I didn't put two and two together. Duh. Recently I decid ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: High Cholesterol
    7/7/2009 12:38:06 PM

    Reviewer: 45-54 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:
    extreme tiredness.

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