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Condition: High Cholesterol
1/8/2009 8:08:50 PM

Reviewer: Lexi's Grammy, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I am a 57 year old female. For the past few years I have been taking 3 pills at nite. I have been suffering from intestinal spasms for the past 2 years and have had a battery of tests twice, with negative results. In the past 6 months I have gone from 3 to 6 pills per day, and have now had stomach pains to go along with the spasms. I just completed the second round of tests. I have just found ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
1/7/2009 10:16:17 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
After years on Vytorin developed allergic reaction and now can’t tolerate any statin. Back to taking Zeita with minimal side effects. Dr. added this drug to get LDL lower but had same side effects as statin in one day. Stopped taking.

Condition: High Cholesterol
12/23/2008 11:09:13 AM

Reviewer: rscapone, 25-34 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Although this does lower your cholesterol. I can't handle the severe constipation. It has gone as far as leaving me with an inability to prodice a bowel movement all together. This is a nightmare, I am discontinuing use at once.

Condition: High Cholesterol
12/8/2008 3:57:25 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
TOOK FOR 3 WKS, CHOLESTEROL DOWN A LITTLE AND TRIGLYSERIDES UP SOME. AS WITH TAKING ZETIA, CAUSED ME TO HAVE VISION PROBLEMS,STOPPED. CAN'T TAKE ANY STATINS!

Condition: High Cholesterol
12/4/2008 10:47:01 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been taking WelChol for 5 months now. I have found it to be very effective at 6 pills a day. Total cholesterol went from 226 to 189, LDL from 159 to 115. Worst problem is the constipation. I have to take 6 stool softeners and Benefiber to keep things moving. It might be a pain in the butt, but it works.

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