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Are statin drugs still recommended to control cholesterol?

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Are statin drugs still recommended to control cholesterol?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Endocrinology
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 3 months ago.


Myself Dr Josh- A Board Certified Physician and I’m happy to help with your question today.

Well, Statins include atorvastatin (Lipitor), fluvastatin (Lescol), lovastatin (Altoprev), pitavastatin (Livalo), pravastatin.

These are used for people with high cholesterol to lower their total cholesterol and reduce their risk of a heart attack or stroke.

They are very effective drugs.

But they have been reported to cause- muscle pain, digestive problems and mental fuzziness in some people and may rarely cause liver damage.

Statins prevents further blockage in your blood vessels and heart attacks.

Yes, they are still recommended by doctor, and very useful in lowering cholesterol levels and reducing risk for heart attack.

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