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 How safe are statins?

Answer Statins are a group of drugs that your doctor may prescribe for you to help lower your blood cholesterol levels. According to the Mayo Clinic, statins are safe for people who have no underlying med... Read More »
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What do statins do?

Statins are a class of prescription oral medications that include atorvastatin, fluvastatin, lovastatin, pravastatin, rosuvastatin and simvastatin. Doctors prescribe statin drugs to lower levels of... Read More »
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Who should take statins?

Statins are primarily used to reduce LDL, or bad, cholesterol. Because of the low risk of side effects, anyone suffering from heart disease, myocardial infarction, arterial disease and certain ty... Read More »
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Where do statins come from?

Statins are a class of drugs widely prescribed to lower LDL or harmful cholesterol and, to a lesser degree, triglycerides (blood fats). They also raise the levels of HDL or beneficial cholesterol.S... Read More »
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What are statins?

Statins are a group of cholesterol-lowering drugs known as HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors. These drugs work by interrupting the production of cholesterol in the liver. These drugs include lovastatin ... Read More »
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