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Condition: High Cholesterol
11/13/2011 11:02:54 AM

Reviewer: 75 or over Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I'm 90 yrs old. Started taking pravachol on 9/14/11. On 11/25/11 I had a terrible pain on my right side under my ribs. My blood test revealed my liver enzymes were very elevated. I'm stopping it on my own. My doctor sent me to have an ultrasound and a nuclear goldbladder test. He shoudl have reviewed my chart and asked me to stop it. Lesson: do your own checking on all drugs and procedures ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
9/23/2011 12:22:37 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Hip, thigh and lower leg pain. Tiredness, Waking after 3-4 hours of nighttime sleep, with inability to go back to sleep. Unusual amount of urine.

Condition: High Cholesterol
8/28/2011 7:37:50 PM

Reviewer: Brian, 35-44 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I got this Pravastatin Sodium 40mg from my doctor for high bad cholesterol and low good cholesterol. I took it twice at bedtime as directed. Upon waking on the third day, I noticed that my ankles and feet hurt a little, as though I had run a lot the day before. I hadn't worked out for several days prior to taking this drug. My ankle and feet joints hurt. There was no muscle pain. There w ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
8/6/2011 4:39:35 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have tried this medication twice now taking at bedtime with no food. I have noticed swelling in feet & ankles. Stomach upset: extreme gas, acid reflex ( I take prilosec 20 mg ), dizziness, headache & it's causing my sciatic back pain to act up as well. I have Arthritis & feel this med is causing it to flair up. Stopped and will look for another med for my Cholesterol!

Condition: High Cholesterol
7/24/2011 10:42:23 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was prescribed 40mg. Shortly after starting the drug I took a nasty spill and sprained an ankle and pulled a muscle in the other leg. I mention this only because I really felt lousy long after the fall. I suddendly felt 88, not 58.. could barely walk at night time and had a hard time getting out of a chair. I was depressed and felt absolutely lousy. A friend mentioned to me that statins cause m ... Show Full Comment

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