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Condition: High Cholesterol
1/16/2015 3:26:08 PM

Reviewer: Atticus, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Had severe back and head pain, as well as extreme fatigue. Suffered thru two months, with good results - cholesterol wise. Just couldn't take the side effects. I'd like to know how long before they subside.

Condition: High Cholesterol
12/17/2014 5:35:00 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
It works well, but the cost is way to high. It cost me $600 a month with insurance. I can not take the other dugs because of my liver and pains in my joints

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.

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