Mevacor User Reviews

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Mevacor User Reviews

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Comment from: queenbeegnv@hotmail.com, 65-74 on Treatment for 2-5 years (Patient) Published: September 29

My doctor first had me on a more expensive statin med, which had no generic, and after my research, I found this Lovastatin, which is a generic to be just as effective. Have been taking it for 3 years. Doctor approves! Helps me not to reach my Medicare Plan D gap and still does the job for $4.00 per month!

Comment from: V.J., 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1-2 years (Patient) Published: September 07

Experience some muscle weakness and pain, plus tiredness and loss of energy.

Comment from: 35-44 on Treatment for 6 months - 1 year (Patient) Published: February 22

My Doc had me on 20 mg at first. Helped lower my cholesterol, but Doc said not enough and had me take 40 mg. Taking that dosage I had severe muscle aches and loss of coordination.

Related Reading: cholesterol

Comment from: jethro, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: March 02

Over a 3 month regemine it caused severe constipation and severe fatigue,

Related Reading: constipation | fatigue

Comment from: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 5-10 years (Patient) Published: January 15

Zocor gave me body aches. Mevacor does the trick for me and I have responded well.

Related Reading: Zocor | Mevacor

Comment from: barsee, 55-64 on Treatment for 1-2 years (Patient) Published: March 25

I have been on a daily 20mg regime for 15months. Though I exercised regularly and vigourously for years it became clear that exercise and diet was insufficient in controlling my cholesterol level. My latest lipid results indicated a more than 30% drop in my LDL so my internist and I are very pleased with the results. And I might add that there leaves no doubt that genetics play a significant role in my particular case. I am feeling terrific! (do yoga, cardio, strength and resistance training, eat omega 3 foods and adhere to healthy eating habits)

Comment from: Ms. G, 45-54 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: October 29

I feel as though I have gained weight while taking this drug and seem to be experiencing some memory lapses. Anyone else had this experience?

Comment from: june832@aol.com, 75 or over on Treatment for 2-5 years (Patient) Published: December 07

was taking lovastatin for 2 and a half years and was somewhat successful in managing my high cholestrol and then I had severe leg weakness and leg cramps, lack of energy and could hardly get around the house some days..my DR. discontined it and changed to another med. and I have improved.

Comment from: 55-64 on Treatment for 1-2 years (Patient) Published: October 31

some aches in my wrists...not as bad as Lipitor though

Related Reading: Lipitor

Comment from: R.L., 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: January 20

Caused severe cramps and weakness in both my legs and feet within several months of use. I am surprised by this effect as I am 50 yo in good general health and exercise consistently. I experience this problem with every statin I've taken, and I've tried several.

Comment from: Michael, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month Published: January 25

I have just begun to use this medication only one month,I'm excited by the write up concerning the effectiness of it. Looking forward to the results!


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