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Simvastatin [Orifarm]

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The following results on this page are based on 5251 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 [Orifarm] To see how the MEA Score is calculated click here.

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We asked patients how effective they found this medicine.

(5203 respondents)


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.

(5251 respondents)


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.

(5251 respondents)


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.

(5251 respondents)


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.

(5251 respondents)


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

We asked patients how necessary they find this medicine.

(5033 respondents)


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.

(4023 respondents)


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.

(5049 respondents)


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.

(5049 respondents)


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 5251 real-world patients taking Simvastatin [Orifarm]. These patients are from different countries, lifestyles and healthcare systems, their unifying characteristic is the medicine they take.

5203 patients who were using Simvastatin [Orifarm] were asked how effective they found their medicine. 75% were very positive about Simvastatin [Orifarm] answering that they were very / extremely effective, however 20% felt Simvastatin [Orifarm] was only somewhat effective. Unfortunately 5% of the patients asked felt Simvastatin [Orifarm] had only a slight or very little effect for them.

We asked 5251 patients taking Simvastatin [Orifarm] 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 [Orifarm]. This leaves 3% of the patients we asked who were using Simvastatin [Orifarm] still felt very or extremely bothered from side effects when they were taking Simvastatin [Orifarm].

We recently asked 5251 patients who reported taking Simvastatin [Orifarm] how often they took it as prescribed? While 98% told us they never, or only sometimes forgot to take it on time, 1% said that they often forgot to take their Simvastatin [Orifarm] as prescribed. Sadly 1% forgot to take them all the time. Taking medication as prescribed by your doctor is so important. If you have difficulty, or know someone who does, feel free to try DrugStars a free app to help you remembering your medication.

5251 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 [Orifarm] as prescribed, 2% found taking Simvastatin [Orifarm] 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.

5251 patients were recently asked how confident they felt about taking Simvastatin [Orifarm]? 77% of those we asked said that they felt either very or extremely confident when it came to taking Simvastatin [Orifarm]. 18% felt only slightly confident while 5% of the patients we asked felt only slightly confident when taking Simvastatin [Orifarm].

5033 patients were asked how necessary they found taking Simvastatin [Orifarm]. 79% said they found Simvastatin [Orifarm] to be very or extremely necessary, while 17% said they found it to be only somewhat necessary. Sadly, the final 5% of patients asked found it only slightly or even not at all necessary for them. If you feel your medication is unnecessary, please talk to your doctor about it.

4023 patients were recently asked how often they forgot to take their medication? 91% of those asked never or rarely forgot their medication, while 7% of those taking Simvastatin [Orifarm] reported that they sometimes forgot. This left 2% of patients sadly reporting that they often or almost all the time forgot to take their medication. If you also forget your medication try using DrugStars to help you remember.

5049 patients were recently asked to what extent they felt that the benefits of Simvastatin [Orifarm] outweighed its disadvantages? 72% of them answered positively saying they felt to large or extreme extent that the advantages of taking Simvastatin [Orifarm] outweighed its disadvantages. However, 17% of the patients felt this only to a moderate extent and that meant that 11% felt only a small extent or worst of all, not at all.

We asked 5049 patients taking Simvastatin [Orifarm] in a recent survey if they were satisfied with the information and guidance they received with their medication. 80% of those asked were very satisfied or satisfied with the information. While, 15% of the patients taking Simvastatin [Orifarm] when asked were neither satisfied nor dissatisfied, leaving 5% of patients feeling either dissatisfied or very dissatisfied when it came to the information and guidance they received with their medication.


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