How to take statins

Antilipemic Agent; HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors; Atorvastatin (Lipitor); Simvastatin (Zocor); Lovastatin (Mevacor, Altoprev); Pitavastatin (Livalo, Zypitamag); Pravastatin (Pravachol); Rosuvastatin (Crestor); Fluvastatin (Lescol); Hyperlipidemia - statins; Hardening of the arteries - statins; Cholesterol - statins; Hypercholesterolemia - statins; Dyslipidemia - statins; Statin

Statins are medicines that help lower the amount of cholesterol and other fats in your blood. Statins work by:

  • Lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol
  • Raising HDL (good) cholesterol in your blood
  • Lowering triglycerides, another type of fat in your blood

Statins block how your liver makes cholesterol. Cholesterol can stick to the walls of your arteries and narrow or block them.

How do Statins Help?

What Statins are Right for you?

How are Statins Taken?

What are the Risks?

Possible Side Effects

When to Call the Doctor