Baycol/Lipobay (Cerivastatin Sodium)
~ off the market August, 2001 due to severe side effects causing over 100 deaths
13 ratings as of 11/06/07 ~ Average Rating is 2.2 [not too good!]
* no change since 7/19/07 (checked 09/04/10)
697 ratings as of 09/04/10 ~ Average Rating is 1.8 [Down from 2.5 four years ago]
Note: About 20 - 5 ratings, each with a long list of adverse effects. Two of the five ratings had: Bad dreams-, shoulder aches, occasional leg cramps, weight gain, elevated liver enzymes. Not sure why anyone would rate something a 5 with all those side effects! Every rating from 4 down to 1 indicate numerous adverse effects.
* now 1.8 with 697 ratings
Lescol XL (Fluvastatin Sodium)
13 ratings as of 09/04/10 ~ Average Rating is 2.0 [Down from 2.2 three years ago]
5 through 1 all indicate adverse effects.
* Lescol also added to database (1 rating - 1.0)
Lipitor/Torvast (Atorvastatin Calcium)
952 ratings as of 09/04/10 ~ Average Rating is 2.1
Several of the five ratings indicate adverse effects.
* still 2.1 with 952 ratings (the most ratings of all the statins)
In database, but no ratings yet as of 09/04/10
Ask A Patient Website
91 ratings as of 09/04/10 ~ Average Rating is 1.6 [Down from 1.8 three years ago]
* now 1.6 with 91 ratings
Pravachol/Selektine/Lipostat (Pravastatin Sodium)
149 ratings as of 09/0/10 ~ Average Rating is 2.3 [Down from 2.5 three years ago]
* now 2.3 with 149 ratings
738 ratings as of 09/04/10 ~ Average Rating is 1.8, down from 2.0 in July '07 [not very good!]
Again, several of the five ratings indicate adverse effects.
* 1.8 with 738 ratings
Ratings updated: 09/04/10