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 What Are the Different Statins?

Answer Statins are a class of medications designed to lower the presence of harmful low-density lipid (LDL) cholesterol in the bloodstream. Drug manufacturers currently produce a number of different stati... 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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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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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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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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