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

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Condition: High Cholesterol
1/12/2014 1:31:22 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: 3

Comment:
Aching muscles in legs. Hard to just get up and walk around. Tired and craving carbs and sugar. Gained 10lbs in last month. Brain fog. Has it lowered my cholesterol, yes, but at what cost to normal daily living. Probably just a good thing to do good old fashioned diet and exercise.Have blood work in March. Will see what Doc. says.

Condition: High Cholesterol
12/18/2013 11:21:31 AM

Reviewer: red head22, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
This drug and lovastatin both caused me to breakout with acne like I was going through puberty again. Once I stopped taking it the acne cleared up. Didn't stay on it long enough to determine if it helped my cholesterol.

Condition: High Cholesterol
12/8/2013 6:26:14 PM

Reviewer: Inkmonkey, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
These drugs (statins) should not be taken unless your doctor is having your bloodwork done every 3 months. Is suffered extreme muscle issues and ALS like symptoms after taking the drug for three years. Its just not worth it. After I stopped taking the drug, I could not believe how bad the drug had made me feel. Go to this website: http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2009/07/31/statins -and-als/ You ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
11/30/2013 9:01:05 PM

Reviewer: sewinggal 1, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Anyone experienced hair loss w/ this drug? Maybe a little brain fog too.

Condition: High Cholesterol
11/13/2013 9:53:06 AM

Reviewer: colyer23, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have changed my chloresterol reading from 7.8 to 2.7 with simvastatin treatment. Very satisfactory, although am now having bad leg "muscular" aches and pains.Have halved my treatment with as yet no ease!

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