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have given a Medicine Experience and Attitude (MEA) score of
68.8 in the range of -100 to +100 for Simvastatin [Arrow]
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DrugsDisclosed has gathered medical insights from 5463 real-world patients taking Simvastatin [Arrow]. These patients are from different countries, lifestyles and healthcare systems, their unifying characteristic is the medicine they take.
5415 patients who were using Simvastatin [Arrow] were asked how effective they found their medicine. 75% were very positive about Simvastatin [Arrow] answering that they were very / extremely effective, however 20% felt Simvastatin [Arrow] was only somewhat effective. Unfortunately 5% of the patients asked felt Simvastatin [Arrow] had only a slight or very little effect for them.
We asked 5463 patients taking Simvastatin [Arrow] just how bothered they were by side effects? 90% of those we asked this too reported feeling they were not at all or only slightly bothered by side effects, yet 7% of patients asked said they felt somewhat bothered from Simvastatin [Arrow]. This leaves 3% of the patients we asked who were using Simvastatin [Arrow] still felt very or extremely bothered from side effects when they were taking Simvastatin [Arrow].
5463 patients using Simvastatin [Arrow] 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 [Arrow] as prescribed, while 1% often forgot. Meaning that 1% forgot to take their Simvastatin [Arrow] 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.
5463 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 [Arrow] as prescribed, 2% found taking Simvastatin [Arrow] 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.
A patient survey asked 5463 patients just how confident they felt about taking Simvastatin [Arrow]? 77% replied postivly that they felt either very or extremely confident when it came to taking Simvastatin [Arrow]. 18% of the patients replied they were only slightly confident, while 5% of them responded feeling only slightly confident when it came to taking Simvastatin [Arrow].
We asked 5245 patients how necessary they found taking Simvastatin [Arrow]. 79% of the patients asked found Simvastatin [Arrow] to be very or extremely necessary for them, while 17% found it to be only somewhat necessary. However, there are still 4% of patients using Simvastatin [Arrow] who feel it is only slightly or even not at all necessary for them.
We asked 4235 patients using Simvastatin [Arrow] how often they forgot to take their medication? 91% of reported that they never or rarely forgot to take their medication, while 6% of patients taking Simvastatin [Arrow] reported sometimes forgetting to take their medication. 2% of patients sadly often or almost all the time forget to take their medication. If you forget your medication, we can recommend using DrugStars to help you remember.
Surveying 5261 patients we asked them to what extent they felt that the benefits of their medicine (in this case Simvastatin [Arrow]) outweighed its disadvantages. A group of 72% replied that they felt to a large or even extreme extent that the advantages of taking their medication outweighed any disadvantages that Simvastatin [Arrow] may have. 17% of the patients felt this and a reduced level and reported feeling only a moderate extent. At the bottom of the scale were 10% of the patients asked, who felt this was true to only a small extent or even reported a result of not at all.
When asking 5261 patients taking Simvastatin [Arrow] 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 [Arrow].
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