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Statins Cholesterol Lowering Drug Information on RxList

12/31/2014
10:29 | Author: Nick Jenkins

Cholesterol medication side effects liver
Statins Cholesterol Lowering Drug Information on RxList

Read about the side effects and drug interactions of statins (cholesterol lowering Statins work by blocking the enzyme in the liver that is responsible for making.

What are statins and how do they work?

Statins (or HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors) are a class of drugs that reduce cholesterol in individuals who have dyslipidemia (abnormal fats in the blood) and thus are at risk for cardiovascular disease. Dyslipidemia may involve an elevation of total cholesterol, a reduction of low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and/or triglycerides, or a reduction of high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol in blood. Statins work by blocking the enzyme in the liver that is responsible for making cholesterol.

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Simvastatin - LiverTox - National Institutes of Health

12/31/2014
08:02 | Author: Emma Coleman

Cholesterol medication side effects liver
Simvastatin - LiverTox - National Institutes of Health

Simvastatin is also available as a combination with ezetimibe under the brand name Vytorin. Common side effects include muscle cramps, joint aches.

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Drug Class: Antilipemic Agents, Statins Key Points Comment Key Points Laboratory Values.

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Statins - NHS Choices

12/31/2014
06:53 | Author: Kayla Henderson

Cholesterol medication side effects liver
Statins - NHS Choices

Statins are a group of medicines that can help lower rates of low-density is often referred to as "bad cholesterol", and statins reduce the production of it inside the liver. Many people who take statins experience no or very few side effects.

It is very important to read the information leaflet that comes with your medication, to check if there are any interactions you should be aware of. If in doubt, contact your GP or pharmacist for advice.

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Statins may lower cholesterol but there is a very big question over whether high cholesterol is what causes heart disease. After you are 50 higher cholesterol is actually protective against heart disease.

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CVD is a general term that describes a disease of the heart or blood vessels.

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Statins and Other Lipid-lowering Medicines Health

12/31/2014
04:24 | Author: Lauren Ross

Cholesterol medication side effects liver
Statins and Other Lipid-lowering Medicines Health

What are the possible side-effects or problems with statins? How to use Cholesterol is a type of fat (lipid) that is made in the liver, from fatty foods that we eat.

See separate leaflet called Cholesterol for details.

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Statin medicines are available on prescription and funded by the NHS if you have a cardiovascular disease, or you have a high risk of developing a cardiovascular disease. A statin is not usually prescribed for people with lower levels of risk. Some statins are available to buy without a prescription. Some people choose to buy a statin to lower their cholesterol level.

If you think you have had a side-effect to one of your medicines you can report this on the Yellow Card Scheme.

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Statin Adverse Effects - the Statin Effects Study Survey

12/31/2014
02:15 | Author: Kayla Henderson

Cholesterol medication side effects liver
Statin Adverse Effects - the Statin Effects Study Survey

The side effects that your doctor will be most familiar with are: Liver: Changes in liver function occur in a small fraction of people; if people are on other cholesterol lowering drugs, particularly niacin or.

Although muscle pain is a well-recognized side effect of these drugs (and one that should be reported, so tests can be done), other pain effects have been reported by many people on statins, but have not been studied extensively include headaches, joint pains, and abdominal pain. Peripheral Neuropathy.

D epression and Irritability.

Some people report changes in memory, attention, or concentration on statins. They may have trouble finding the right word; may forget tasks they started to do; and may have trouble following conversations.

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