User Reviews for Zocor
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Reviews for Zocor to treat High Cholesterol
Review by frankske (taken for 2 to 5 years):
It worked and no side effects that I noticed.
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September 23, 2013 1:30 PM
Review by #345 (taken for less than 1 month):
Only been taking for about two weeks. Feel lethargic, achy, headache, hot flashes are worse. Depression, occasional stomach pain. Muscle pain.
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July 30, 2013 3:48 PM
Review by kim k (taken for 2 to 5 years):
This statin cause extreme pain in my knee and hip.
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June 26, 2013 11:06 AM
Review by Chuck08854 (taken for less than 1 month):
This about the 4th time they have tried me on Statins... after a week on Zocor, have severe backaches, muscles aches, and pains in my wrists where I previously had carpel tunnel surgery. I have been on it about a week. I will stop it, since I trust my bodies response to these medicines. If you experience problems with any medicine don't keep taking it without telling your doctor.
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February 8, 2013 11:26 AM
Review by Keith1122:
After taking Zocor for several months I experienced sleeplessness, indigestion and anxiety. Depression soon set in. Anti-depressants cannot be taken with Zocor so I stopped it. Antidepressants all came with side effects. So I stopped them too. After several weeks of counseling and breathing techniques I was back to my old self. Doctor put me back on Zocor and 2 weeks later sleeplessness, depression, indigestion are back. I am stopping this medicine.
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January 14, 2012 10:06 PM
Review by Loletta:
I was prescribed Zocor back in January 2011 and after about two weeks of taking the medication I experienced changes that was unusual. My heart was racing so I stopped. After visiting my doctor to have my blood pressure checked, I informed her that I haven't been taking the medication. She was not happy and requested I schedule another blood test to check my cholesterol which I did. A few days after the test she put me back on Zocor which I have been taking March 10th. Since starting back on Zocor, I have experienced not sleeping through the night and continuous burping. I am not very good about exercise and have a problem with my diet so I do need some type of medication.
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March 29, 2011 10:51 PM
Review by Anonymous:
This medication landed me in the ER after a week. I was having so much back pain that I could not stand or walk. I was wheeled in. The pain was so severe they had to use Dilaudid to bring it down and send me home on it for several days. I have always had back pain so I was not sure at first that this was the cause. I am now. I figure I can not take "Statins" and currently take nothing. I can take Zetia if I have to. It felt like my back was bone on bone. All my disc felt out in my lower back and crushed. The most pain I had been in ever. Probably a good drug for some but not for me.
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October 1, 2010 7:56 AM
Review by Ashoo:
Today is my second day of taking 20 mg ZOCOR. I have totally lost my sleep. The brain is very active and despite efforts to calm myself can not sleep.
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August 31, 2010 12:06 AM
Review by bes mom:
Zocor worked to lower my cholesterol from 288 to 150 with exercise, but the side effects became progressively worse and worse until I had to choose not to take it. I wondered if I had developed lupus because my entire body ached. My hips, my ankles, my wrists, my entire shoulder joints. I felt exhausted and had no energy. I stopped and could tell a 90% change in 48 hours. My joints and muscles are back to normal and my energy level has increassed.
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July 5, 2010 7:44 PM
Review by Anonymous:
I took Zocor for 3 months then started to have pain, swelling and loss of strength in hands & fingers. Doctor said that was not one of the side effects of Zocor but reduce to every other day. Didn't help so I quit taking it and within 3 weeks hands felt better. He changed me to Lipitor in December.... we'll see if any side effects develop. Did not have cholesterol checked in the 3 months on Zocor - don't know the effectiveness.
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December 11, 2009 2:10 PM
Review by Anonymous:
Doctor prescribed Zocor to lower Cholesterol (269 total and triglyceride 377, way too high). I took it after evening meal with full glass of water as directed. Within the hour I had a raging headache; my heart was pounding. I could hear the blood pulse through my head (I have 2 maybe 3 headaches per year so this was not normal). I spent a very long and painful, sleepless night, waiting and suffering. I tell you this much, 9:00am couldn't arrive fast enough. Doctor told me "headache" was not a side effect of Zocor and to keep taking it. I stopped against doctors advice and now feel great again. Cholesterol is still very high but no more headaches.
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June 11, 2009 2:54 PM
Review by kbarkley1954:
It did the job.
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May 20, 2009 2:01 PM
Review by Alan Monteath:
I started taking Zocor about a week ago. I have had no problems. There is a numbness in my upper left leg on the outside of the thigh. Anyway, have had no other problems so I am rating it a 10.
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April 6, 2009 1:31 PM
Review by lookyhere:
Lowered my cholesterol to 121 without any side effects.
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June 23, 2008 1:09 PM
Review by Anonymous:
Zocor 20mg/daay for two months. My sister's lipid level is normal already and no any side effect.
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May 21, 2008 1:58 PM
Review by Ted Simons:
I was prescribed zocor for high cholesterol and after several weeks I began to experience heart palpitations and irregular heartbeats. When I stopped this medication all symptoms stopped. I have had the same experience with crestor. I cannot take either drug to lower cholesterol.
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October 10, 2007 12:36 PM
Learn more about High Cholesterol
Micromedex® Care Notes:
- Cholesterol testing
- Chylomicronemia syndrome
- Familial combined hyperlipidemia
- Familial dysbetalipoproteinemia
- Familial hypercholesterolemia
- Familial hypertriglyceridemia
- High blood cholesterol levels
- Triglyceride level
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