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Condition: High Cholesterol
5/12/2009 1:52:25 PM

Reviewer: karenkeith@cox.net, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
After taking first dose of pravastatin sodium, I began itching all over. Next day I took it I itched all over again and throat felt tight. I was told to wait 1 week and try it again. I fear taking it again.

Condition: High Cholesterol
5/7/2009 9:37:02 PM

Reviewer: gugisberg, 55-64 Male (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I find that I do not experience the muscle pain that I had with other statins.

Condition: High Cholesterol
5/4/2009 6:22:03 PM

Reviewer: don, 45-54 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
caused extreme weakening of leg muscles within 3 weeks of starteing the pill.

Condition: High Cholesterol
4/15/2009 9:10:03 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Started on this drug two weeks ago. After four days I started having insomnia and nervousness.The next day I ached all over and started having diarrhea, stomach cramping and indigestion, no appetite, everything tasted to sweet or to salty. I was tired all the time, had a dull headache and generally felt awful. I stopped taking it the next day and a week later I am starting to feel normal again. C ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
4/13/2009 11:58:15 AM

Reviewer: Sharon, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Started taking this med Oct08 & it worked great at lowering my LDL/TriG levels. But in Jan09 I suddenly developed a severe migraine headache that lasted 10 WEEKS non-stop! Nothing would relieve the pain but the strongest migraine meds and they would only work for a few hours. After numerous tests and treatments(xray, MRI, therapy, pain meds) I asked my MD if it could be the Pavastatin since t ... Show Full Comment

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