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Condition: High Cholesterol
10/30/2014 8:33:32 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have read hundreds of reviews of this medication and I have decided to make this a research project for me (and maybe others in the same boat as me). I am a 61 yr. old female. I have Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, IBS, and have 2 stents (so I need my Cholesterol to be real low. Well it is not, and I can't take statins of any kind because of severe muscle weakness and pain. But ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
10/14/2014 3:28:10 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was told to take this drug because I was not able to take statins. Well let me first tell you.. DO NOT TAKE THIS DRUG IF YOU HAVE A THYROID CONDITION. IBS. ANXIETY OR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. I had the worst side effects ever.. The pill is 625mgs and you have to take 6 per day.. Well I took 1/2 of 625 and I almost wound up in the ER.. Nausea, Cramps in my stomach, heart palpitations, sweating with ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
8/19/2014 1:50:58 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
At first I tried the power. It was horrible. Now I take the tablets. This has only been for about a month and it seems to be OK. I have taken every statin on the market and have had severe joint pain. Welchol seems to be OK.

Condition: High Cholesterol
5/2/2014 2:22:15 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
My total cholesterol levels have historically been in the 180 to 200 range. However, LDL levels were borderline high and HDL levels would not increase. Was reluctant to get involved with statins, so MD suggested Welchol. Have been taking (6 tab/day) for slightly over one year with no noticeable undesirable side effects. Testing on 2 occasions since commencing drug show total now LT 150 and LDL in ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
4/24/2014 4:59:59 PM

Reviewer: JasPMoody, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This drug is expensive. It seems to be one of the only drugs I can take, I am intolerant to statins, so I take it but am trying to find an alternative that is less expensive.

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