Hyperlipidemia

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What is Hyperlipidemia?

Hyperlipidemia refers to increased levels of lipids (fats) in the blood, including cholesterol and triglycerides.

Common symptoms reported by people with Hyperlipidemia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Hyperlipidemia

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Lipitor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
47
Tried for
Hyperlipidemia (47)
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Treatment name(s)

(Pravachol)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
Hyperlipidemia (15)
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Treatment name(s)

(Zocor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
Hyperlipidemia (15)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
Anxious mood (11) Insomnia (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Crestor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
Hyperlipidemia (11)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
Insomnia (11)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
Depressed mood (9) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
Pain (9)
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Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Pain (8)
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Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Pain (7)

Data from patients with Hyperlipidemia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Hyperlipidemia

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Lipitor)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hyperlipidemia (20 evaluations)
Side effects
Hallucinations Itching 3 more
Total evaluations
21
Tried for
Hyperlipidemia (47)
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Treatment name(s)

(Pravachol)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hyperlipidemia (14 evaluations)
Side effects
Memory and cognition problems
Total evaluations
14
Tried for
Hyperlipidemia (15)
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Treatment name(s)

(Zocor)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hyperlipidemia (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Headaches Lethargy 4 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
Hyperlipidemia (15)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (37 evaluations)
Side effects
Daytime sleepiness Difficulty with orgasm 1 more
Total evaluations
38
Tried for
Anxious mood (11) Insomnia (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Crestor)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hyperlipidemia (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness and feeling faint Elevated CPK enzymes 3 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
Hyperlipidemia (11)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Bad dreams Difficulty waking up 1 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
Insomnia (11)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Loopy feeling 2 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
Depressed mood (9) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (9)
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Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Allergic reaction Constipation 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (8)
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Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Spaced out
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (7)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with Hyperlipidemia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has Hyperlipidemia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 11
30s 61
40s 187
50s 213
60s 133
70+ 37
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 5
20-29 years 21
30-39 years 41
40-49 years 40
50-59 years 14
60-69 years 2
70+ years 2

Sex

Distribution of sex

67% Female
33% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 351
Not Diagnosed 18

These charts show data from Hyperlipidemia patients who have completed their condition history
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