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    Condition: High Cholesterol
    4/15/2017 2:46:42 PM

    Reviewer: Roberta, 45-54 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Horrible drug. Should be banned. Causes blood sugar to spike to dangerous levels causing more than 10 times amount of insulin. Cramps and muscle aches. This drug actually contributes to heart disease by causing the spikes in blood sugar. Studies confirm spikes in blood sugar cause heart disease, the very reason one would take this drug, to avoid. Also, studies on heart disease say cholestoral is n ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: High Cholesterol
    2/10/2017 12:16:45 AM

    Reviewer: pegleg, 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 have taken simvastatin for over 15 years. My cholesterol readings are fine, and I have felt good ever since I began treatment. I'm feeling lucky after reading so many of these other reviews!

    Condition: High Cholesterol
    9/14/2016 11:55:42 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I have been taking this medication for 2 weeks. Now my heart flutters alot. Anyone else having this? Doctor said not from med, but I never had this before.

    Condition: High Cholesterol
    6/8/2016 1:04:48 PM

    Reviewer: drvx1224att.net, 55-64 on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    My cholesterol dropped to 149. Have degenerative arthritis, given amloipine 5mg with simvastatin 40mg. Sudden rapid weight loss, foggy brain, skin just sags, muscle loss, strength loss, increased bone and joint pain, tingling tongue, lost my appetite. I'm done with this drug. Not even monitored. There must be something better. This drug is bad.

    Condition: High Cholesterol
    5/18/2016 12:58:09 AM

    Reviewer: 65-74 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Been taking this for 15 years so far -- no side effects I'm aware of. Now have low bad cholesterol, high good cholesterol. No muscle pain. I'm 69 years old, into running. Tried controlling cholesterol through diet, but kept losing weight -- everyone said I looked sick. So, for me, this is great stuff.

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