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Statins and Cholesterol (cont.)

Who should not use statins?

Individuals should not use statins if they:

  • Are allergic to statins or their ingredients

  • Are pregnant or planning a pregnancy

  • Are breastfeeding

  • Have active liver disease.

  • Drink excessive amounts of alcohol or are an alcoholic

  • Have a history of myopathy (a type of muscle disease).

  • Have renal failure due to rhabdomyolysis

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