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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Lescol XL Oral.

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Condition: High Cholesterol
2/21/2009 4:51:09 PM

Reviewer: Firehair, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I was on Lescol 80 XL for years, no side effects, not a problem, ever. My cholesterol went from the 300 range to 168 in 30 days. I was on it until 20 mo ago, when my provider refused to pay for it---I was switched to Lipitor. I had to be taken off the Lipitor last week due to muscle weakness, higher b/p, etc. My M.D. and I are hoping Lescol has been put back on the o.k. to pay list.

Condition: High Cholesterol
12/12/2008 8:39:06 AM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
increased appetite

Condition: High Cholesterol
11/21/2008 7:42:28 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Lescol XL is the second medication I have taken to control my cholesterol level. The first was Lipitor (took that for 13 months and could barely walk). Switched to Lescol XL in 2006 and started developing the same problems as with Lipitor (severe muscle weakness, pain in joints and even hair loss). I no longer taken any form of statin. Even though both medications lowered my cholesterol level ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
5/14/2008 11:27:41 AM

Reviewer: smokeyjoe, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I been using this medication for years, no side effects,my numbers are fine,but an expensive drug,40$ for 30 pills even with insurance.

Condition: High Cholesterol
3/31/2008 4:00:59 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I was on Zocor for 1 year when they raised the dosage and I started having mussel pain and the liver test came back with bad results. Changed to Lipitor after being off all medicine for 3 months, in 2 weeks had severe mussel pain and cramps. Stopped Lipitor and after 1 month started Lescol XL 80mg, have been on this drug for 2 years with an occasion mussel cramps in calf (2 to 3 times a years), if ... Show Full Comment

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