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 What are statins made of?

Answer Statins are prescription drugs designed to decrease LDL, or bad, cholesterol and raise levels of HDL, or good, cholesterol. Doctors prescribe statins for people who have been unable to lower their ... Read More »
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What Are the Different Statins?

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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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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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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