41 patient evaluations for Simvastatin

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Jan 8, 2010 (Started Aug 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for high cholesterol)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Aug 18, 2009 (Started Aug 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for high cholesterol)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jul 1, 2009 (Started Aug 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for high cholesterol)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Apr 11, 2009 (Started Aug 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Oct 15, 2008 (Started Aug 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Aug 24, 2008 (Started Aug 24, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 5, 2008 (Started Jul 05, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for high cholesterol)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: T his medication works well.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 4, 2009 (Started Jul 13, 2008)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

May 8, 2009 (Started May 03, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for high cholesterol)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: keeps cholesterol down
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 14, 2009 (Started Mar 13, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for high cholesterol)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 27, 2009 (Started May 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for high cholesterol)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: IT DOESN'T ALWAYS HELP WITH HIGH CHOLESTEROL. MY CHOLESTEROL WAS UP - IT IS A GENETIC ISSUE- AND DR CHANGED MY CHOLESTEROL MED TO CRESTOR 40MG.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 18, 2009 (Started Mar 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for coloestrol)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have no noyhing to report.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 27, 2009 (Started Jul 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for high cholesterol)
  • Side effects
    Mild (bowel problems, muscle cramps)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It is probably working. I'm not stopping it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: muscle cramps, bowel problems

Aug 15, 2009 (Started Jul 13, 2009)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 22, 2010 (Started May 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for lower the cholestrol level)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have a long history of high cholesterol. About 8-9 years ago, I took 80 mg of Zocor a day. My level of cholesterol was under control. Suddenly,my primary care doctor changed zocor to Lovastatin 40mg to reduce the cost. It didn't work this way. I asked my doctor togive me Zocor again; but he decreased the dose to 20mg/day. I continued taking 20mg Zocor/day until around 06/2009. At this time, my level of cholesterol was always high- around 220-230-although I keep my diet and exercise 5 days a week. From 06/2009, a pharmacist who controlled the use of medication called me and told me that she changed the dose of Zocor to 40mg. Around 3 months later, a blood test revealed my cholesterol still high. And finally, I took 80mg Zocor. The last blood test showed my cholesterol is170. My advice to other people is Zocor is a good med. for lowering cholesterol besides diet and exercise. Good luck.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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