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

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

(Lipitor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
50
Tried for
hyperlipidemia (50)
Treatment name(s)

(Pravachol)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
hyperlipidemia (11)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Zocor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
hyperlipidemia (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
depressed mood (8) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
pain (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
anxious mood (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (6)

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

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Lipitor)
Perceived effectiveness
for hyperlipidemia (19 evaluations)
Side effects
hallucinations itching 3 more
Total evaluations
20
Tried for
hyperlipidemia (50)
Treatment name(s)

(Pravachol)
Perceived effectiveness
for hyperlipidemia (14 evaluations)
Side effects
memory and cognition problems
Total evaluations
14
Tried for
hyperlipidemia (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Crestor)
Perceived effectiveness
for hyperlipidemia (5 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness and feeling faint elevated CPK enzymes 2 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
hyperlipidemia (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Zocor)
Perceived effectiveness
for hyperlipidemia (4 evaluations)
Side effects
headaches lethargy 3 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
hyperlipidemia (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness dry mouth
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
depressed mood (8) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
blurry vision drowsiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
drug dependence
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
allergic reaction constipation 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (6)
  • 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 1
20s 9
30s 62
40s 185
50s 231
60s 144
70+ 42
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 6
20-29 years 21
30-39 years 43
40-49 years 41
50-59 years 17
60-69 years 2
70+ years 2

Sex

Distribution of sex

68% Female
32% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 357
Not Diagnosed 18

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