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The following results on this page are based on 5267 unique reviews from patients using the DrugStars app. These DrugStars users have given a Medicine Experience and Attitude (MEA) score of 68.5 in the range of -100 to +100 for Simvastatin [Actavis] To see how the MEA Score is calculated click here.

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68.5

We asked patients how effective they found this medicine.

(5219 respondents)

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Extremely effective (30%)
Very (45%)
Somewhat (20%)
Slightly (3%)
Very little effective (2%)

We asked patients how bothered they were by side effects with this medicine.

(5267 respondents)

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Not at all bothered (76%)
Slightly (13%)
Somewhat (7%)
Very (2%)
Extremely bothered (1%)

We asked patients how often they took this medication as prescribed.

(5267 respondents)

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All the time (90%)
Most of the time (8%)
Often (1%)
Sometimes (1%)
Never (1%)

We asked patients how difficult they found it to take this medicine as prescribed.

(5267 respondents)

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Not at all difficult (95%)
Slightly (3%)
Somewhat (2%)
Very (0%)
Extremely difficult (0%)

We asked patients how confident they felt about taking this medicine.

(5267 respondents)

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Extremely confident (43%)
Very (34%)
Somewhat (18%)
Slightly (4%)
Not at all confident (2%)

We asked patients how necessary they find this medicine.

(5049 respondents)

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Extremely necessary (38%)
Very (40%)
Somewhat (17%)
Slightly (4%)
Not at all necessary (1%)

We asked patients how often they forget to take this medicine at the right time.

(4039 respondents)

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Never (55%)
Rarely (36%)
Sometimes (7%)
Often (1%)
Almost all the time (1%)

We asked patients to what extent they felt the benefits outweighed any disadvantages of this medicine.

(5065 respondents)

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Extremely (37%)
Large (36%)
Moderate (17%)
Small (4%)
Not at all (7%)

We asked patients how satisfied they were with the information and guidance received along with this medicine.

(5065 respondents)

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Very satisfied (41%)
Satisfied (39%)
Neither dissatisfied nor satisfied (15%)
Dissatisfied (3%)
Very dissatisfied (2%)

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DrugsDisclosed has gathered medical insights from 5267 real-world patients taking Simvastatin [Actavis]. These patients are from different countries, lifestyles and healthcare systems, their unifying characteristic is the medicine they take.

5219 patients taking Simvastatin [Actavis] were asked how effective they found their medicine. Luckily 75% responded very positively about Simvastatin [Actavis] reporting that they were very / extremely effective, while 20% reported that they felt Simvastatin [Actavis] was only somewhat effective for them. Finally 5% of the patients asked reported that Simvastatin [Actavis] had only a slight or very little effect for them.

We asked 5267 patients taking Simvastatin [Actavis] how bothered they were by side effects from taking Simvastatin [Actavis]? Of those asked 90% reported that they were not at all or only slightly bothered by any side effects, while 7% of those asked reported feeling somewhat bothered. Meaning that sadly 3% of patients using Simvastatin [Actavis] felt very or extremely bothered by the side effects of taking Simvastatin [Actavis].

5267 patients using Simvastatin [Actavis] were asked how often they took their medicine as prescribed? 98% of those asked said they never, or only sometimes forget to take their Simvastatin [Actavis] as prescribed, while 1% often forgot. Meaning that 1% forgot to take their Simvastatin [Actavis] all the time. Remembering to take your medication at the right time is so important. Try using our free app DrugStars to help you remember to take your meds correctly.

5267 patients were recently asked just how difficult they found it to take their medicine as prescribed by their doctor? 98% of them found it not at all or only somewhat difficult taking Simvastatin [Actavis] as prescribed, 2% found taking Simvastatin [Actavis] very difficult which left 1% who sadly felt it extremely difficult for them. There can be many factors that make taking medication an issue, and these should be discussed with the doctor prescribing them.

In a recent patient survey, we asked 5267 patients how confident they felt about taking Simvastatin [Actavis]? 77% felt either very or extremely confident when it came to taking Simvastatin [Actavis]. while 18% responded that they were only slightly confident leaving 5% of the patients we asked responded feeling only slightly confident when taking Simvastatin [Actavis].

We asked 5049 patients how necessary they found taking Simvastatin [Actavis]. 78% of the patients asked found Simvastatin [Actavis] to be very or extremely necessary for them, while 17% found it to be only somewhat necessary. However, there are still 5% of patients using Simvastatin [Actavis] who feel it is only slightly or even not at all necessary for them.

4039 patients taking Simvastatin [Actavis] were asked how often they forgot to take their medication? 91% of those asked said they never or rarely forgot to take their Simvastatin [Actavis], although 7% of patients taking Simvastatin [Actavis] reported that they sometimes forget to take their medication, even forgetting sometimes can have a negative effect on your treatment. 2% of patients sadly reported that they often or almost all the time forget their medication.

When we asked 5065 patients to what extent they felt that the benefits of their medicine outweighed its disadvantages a group of 72% of them replied that they felt to a large or even extreme extent that the advantages of taking Simvastatin [Actavis] outweighed any disadvantages. 17% of the patients however felt this to a moderate extent leaving 11% who felt this was true to only a small extent or even felt not at all.

When asking 5065 patients taking Simvastatin [Actavis] if they were satisfied with the information and guidance they received with their medication. 80% of them answered that they were very satisfied or satisfied while, 15% of were neither satisfied nor dissatisfied. That left 5% of patients feeling either dissatisfied or worse of all very dissatisfied when it came to the information and guidance they received with their Simvastatin [Actavis].

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