My cholesterol levels were jumping off the chart, almost 900-1200 and then my doctor put me on Livalo before I get a heart attack. I took it for 3 months and did not face any side effects. I was not seeing any effect of it on my body apart from the pain in my chest being gone. After 3 months, I got my blood work done and was amazed to see the numbers. I really loved this medication. It saved my life.