User Reviews for Mevacor
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Reviews for Mevacor to treat High Cholesterol
"This worked better than Lipitor. I changed due to cost and my blood work is beyond excellent. I've had no adverse side effects. "
Zanesgrammy (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 14, 2014
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"Lowered cholesterol about 65% as well as Lipitor. Had eventual adverse effects after 1.5 years of use. Caused extreme joint and muscle tendon pain in the fingers, hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, hips, thighs and knees. This was with the typical starting dosage for Mevacor. Lipitor has NOT had any side effects for me in over a decade of use. Different statins have different effects on different individuals, but Mevacor's side effects were crippling for me until I discontinued use. About a year later, I began 20 mg of Lipitor."
wwaldok November 1, 2011
45 users found this comment helpful.
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