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    Condition: Combined High Blood Cholesterol and Triglyceride Level
    10/18/2015 2:25:09 AM

    Reviewer: petshopgirl, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    Had to stop fenofibrate due to muscle pain and weakness. My cholestrol was unreadable it's so high. The drug did more harm than good. Now that I'm off it, I feel better. Still on Zetia and Pravastatin. Thinking of dicontinuing those also.

    Condition: Combined High Blood Cholesterol and Triglyceride Level
    9/20/2015 5:16:09 PM

    Reviewer: reporter, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    was prescribed statins which caused extreme muscle weakness and memory problems which I suffered with for three years. Doctor switched to Welchol which lowered it somewhat but not enough as statins. He added 145 mgs of finofibrate and numbers came down dramatically with no noticable side effects

    Condition: Combined High Blood Cholesterol and Triglyceride Level
    8/17/2015 8:32:54 PM

    Reviewer: Buddy, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Taking the Fenofribate and Atorvastatin caused arm and neck pains, and muscle weakness. Off and on taking the meds, and noticed the pain when I took them. I stopped, and neck and arm pains are gone. Hate that it caused muscle weakness.

    Condition: Combined High Blood Cholesterol and Triglyceride Level
    5/15/2015 11:01:12 PM

    Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I started three medications on the same day so I wasn't sure what was happening. I broke out with a rash that covered my arms ,legs back. When I looked up side effects I found the culprit. Needless to say it's in the trash,hopefully this will clear up soon

    Condition: Combined High Blood Cholesterol and Triglyceride Level
    4/28/2015 11:51:57 AM

    Reviewer: jlpel2, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    This medication gives me headaches, constipation, weigh gain, and did absolutely nothing for my cholesterol levels. Not going to take it if its not doing anything!

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