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Statins and Cholesterol Topic Guide
Statins: Statins are a class of drug prescribed for reducing blood cholesterol levels in individuals with high cholesterol. Examples of statins available include: atorvastatin (Lipitor), fluvastatin (Lescol), lovastatin (Mevacor, Altocor), pravastatin (Pravachol), pitavastatin (Livalo) simvastatin (Zocor), and rosuvastatin (Crestor). Side effects, drug interactions, and warnings and precautions should be reviewed prior to taking any medication.
Heart Disease Coronary heart disease (CHD), also called coronary artery disease, affects about 14 million men and women in the United States. Disease develops when a combination of fatty material, calcium, and ...
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