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

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Condition: High Cholesterol
4/6/2014 1:07:09 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I started taking the medication in November 2012 at 20MGs. Total Cholesterol 249 LDL 163 HDL 60 Triglycerides 130. Currently my numbers are in February 2014 Total Cholesterol 161 LDL 82 HDL 59 Triglycerides 98. I made many diet changes and more exercise. I am now taking 10mgs and have had no side affects. It helps to get your diet well within the recommended dietary allowances everyday. I have als ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
4/3/2014 6:17:12 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This medication for me has been terribly bad. Not only did I experience and large loss of strength in my entire body, physically after 3 and a half month I can see the physical muscle loss. I deal with an autoimmune condition and I thought it was rearing its head with force. I am of small stature and 145lbs. I hurt so bad every morning and experienced nausea throughout the day. The pain at time w ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
3/19/2014 8:06:16 AM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Not a problem at all with taking this medication. I'm not sure if my cholesterol has been lowered, since I've haven't had a cholesterol screen after starting the medication, but I take it at night before bed with no side effects. Hopefully it's working!!

Condition: High Cholesterol
3/1/2014 11:51:05 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Reduced cholesterol amazingly well - but after 3 months on just 20mg, I was suddenly hit with joint stiffness, spasms & swelling progressing over 3 days, chills & very nasty spreading rash - fortunately the rash is not generally itchy. Stopped the drug immediately - all tests point to drug reaction, not an autoimmune disease. Don't know how long the rash will persist - steroids helpe ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
2/23/2014 1:44:51 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been taking 40mg of simvastatin for several years did lower chol about 10% have had muscle loss also strength gradually hearlt palputations and tiredness Recenty I tried to clean a handgun 40cal auto tarus could not cock it no matter how hard I tried was going to sell it, I quit taking simvastatin for 4 days tried to cock gun again had no problem. Have been off the drug for over a month, h ... Show Full Comment

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