40 patient evaluations for Simvastatin

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Apr 23, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for hyperlipidemia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Aug 11, 2015 (Started Mar 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for high cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for High Cholesterol)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Zocor and Zetia are still keeping my cholesterol levels down.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 16, 2014 (Started Mar 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for High Cholesterol)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for high cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Zocor and Zetia are still keeping my cholesterol levels down.

Jul 14, 2012 (Started Mar 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for High Cholesterol)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

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Sep 30, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for High Cholesterol)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Nov 18, 2013 (Started Feb 04, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for High Cholesterol)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily

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Sep 4, 2013 (Started Jan 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for High Cholesterol)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was worried about this possibly causing ALS. My dr said the risk of heart disease was much greater off than the risk of ALS was on Simvastatin. My new dr and I agree that, with my compromised immune system and fact that my cholesterol wasn't real high before going on it, I should stop taking it and watch my diet/exercise and we'll check my cholesterol levels again at a later date. She also said that it could be causing some of my pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Aug 28, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for high cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 17, 2012 (Started Jul 05, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for High Cholesterol)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Wind)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jul 1, 2012 (Started Jun 07, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for hyperlipidemia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 15, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for High Cholesterol)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 80 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 7, 2012 (Started Jun 20, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for High Cholesterol)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Be careful with statins. My Hgb A1c blood sugar test had me in the pre-diabetes range, unalleviated by drastic improvements of diet. After a trial of no simvastatin for six weeks this Spring, my Hgb A1c was NORMAL. We are now doing a trial of 10 mg (vs. 20 mg) simvastatin for three months, then will measure my Hgb A1c again. New research is finding that approx. 14% of people who use some statins can develop diabetes because of them. I have lupus... DIABETES IS NOT AN OPTION!
Cost: < $25 monthly

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