Cholesterol Elevated Statins
The statins are very effective at reducing cholesterol. Statins interrupt the production of cholesterol in the liver. Side effects include muscle aches and pains, joint pain, and nausea. Statins should not be used during pregnancy or in those who have liver disease. Rarely, statins cause damage to the liver.
Statin medications for high cholesterol:
- Atorvastatin (Lipitor)
- Fluvastatin (Lescol)
- Lovastatin (Mevacor, Altoprev)
- Pitavastatin (Livalo)
- Pravastatin (Pravachol)
- Simvastatin (Zocor)
- Rosuvastatin ( Crestor)
Some statins are available in combination with other drugs:
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