ADVICOR Reviews

Average Rating: 2.5 (7 Ratings)

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 1  elevated total cholesterol Joint pain and loss in joint flexibility noticed within the first week of use. No prior history or prolonged or rotating joint pain. Went to my primary care dr.....Over the course of several visits and several weeks, all possibilities considered including ultimately auto immune disease....All except the only significant change i made leading up to the joint pain onset....adding 20 mg Lovastatin, 1x/day. Withing days of taking myself off the statin, all better. It did work to improve all my numbers but at what cost. Along w/ the continual rotating joint pain and loss of flexibility and joint stiffness, I also had slight mental fog, reduced energy levels, reduced muscle mass showing up. After repeadted complaints and multiple appts, all to no avail, I finally took my self off the meds with almost immediate improvement across the board. Now i'm in the process of finding an alt primary care who who is better tuned in, more well versed, and is willing to more effectively advise, g M 61 3 months
20 1X D
5/12/2014
 1  to lower cholesterol a nightmare for me --i started taking drug wrong --i took it in the morning and on a nigthly basis i had grapefruit -i was trying to loose weight all of a sudden i began severe aches and pains and and had dark urine and and was tired and was grumpy on a daily basis around 5-8pm to the point that i had to go lie in bed it was all over me -it felt like i had arthritis -yet it was a pricky feeling and even when turning in bed it felt like my bones would break -to the point i would fil up and almost cry --and i have a high pain tolerance level --i was afraid to move cause the pain was so bad mainly in ankles legs and even right side --and then arms and back --i thought arthritis so i took 4 advil which helped ---10 days of this ache --i finally reevaluated what was going on and thought it is lovastatin or a vitamin i was taking --after research i determined it was lovastatin --i called and spoke w nurse and she agreed to stop taking pills --i stopped and immediately noticed an impr F 53 45 days
20 mg 1X D
4/27/2010
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 3  HIGH CHOLESTEROL HELPED WITH CHOLESTEROL BUT i STARTED EXPERIENCING DEBILITATING FATIGUE. I HAD A HEART CATH TO SEE IF ARTERIES WERE BLOCKED BUT THEY WERE NOT. FATIGUE WAS CAUSED BY ADVICOR. M 63 14 months
3/8/2009
 4  high ldl,low hdl other than flushing,which an 81mg alleviates entirely-no other side effects M 58 2 years
1/16/2008
 1  to lower my cholesterol I took 500mg for 3 years, then after my PCP doubled the dose, I began to experience severe neuropathy and myopathy in my hands, arms and legs. Although the drug lowered my cholesterol, it attacked my nerves and muscles and made a cripple out of me. M 51 3 years
7/19/2007
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 3  High Cholesterol Heavy flushing, especially of my face. Aspirin helps some. I have a headache in the morning. No real improvement in my numbers over Lipitor. Caused my blood sugar to go up. My wife says it makes me grumpy. Maybe she is just agitating me more. My numbers actually were worse with Advicor than with Lipitor. I do not think I like this drug given the poor results and the way it makes me feel. I also have Type 2 Diabetes which seems to complicate the issue. Advicor raised my blood sugar average by about 15%. I am going to ask my doctor to change me to something else. M 57 6 months
5/28/2007
 5  High cholestoral and triglycerides None note M 62 5 years
4/5/2007
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