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

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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!

Condition: High Cholesterol
10/6/2013 1:05:00 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Was shuffled to this drug after my insurer put all brand name statins on a high copay level. After a month or so I began noticing mild to severe aching of the muscles. At times I was so weak I could not rise of off a chair or bed. I quit, taking my chances on Cholesterol over disability.

Condition: High Cholesterol
10/1/2013 10:57:44 AM

Reviewer: Babs224, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
control of high cholesterol

Condition: High Cholesterol
9/4/2013 12:01:20 PM

Reviewer: 75 or over 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:
Have had no problems of any kind. Choleteroldropped from 220 to 150. Taking for about 2 years now.

Condition: High Cholesterol
8/28/2013 9:37:16 PM

Reviewer: meryl126, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Have taken this for 1 1/2 years and believe it has caused lethargy, brain fog, hair loss, stomach problems and depression. Dr. does not agree, but I have come off it and will not take another statin drug. Will try other measures,as I feel this medicine is poison in my system. For everyone having muscle pain, have your Dr. check your vitamin D levels. Mine have been low for years and I take a natur ... Show Full Comment

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