Statins and Cholesterol Topic Guide

Statins (Cholesterol Drugs) Statins (Cholesterol Drugs):

Statins are a class of drug prescribed for reducing blood cholesterol levels in individuals with high cholesterol. Examples of statins available include:

Common side effects include:

  • Brown, discolored urine
  • Vomiting
  • Muscle weakness
  • Leg pain
  • Muscle soreness
  • Stomach cramps

Drug and food interactions, warnings and precautions, and serious side effects should be reviewed prior to taking any medication.

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