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People who have high cholesterol may benefit from statin medications. Statins are prescription medications classified as "HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors." These medications work by inhibiting a particular enzyme, HMG-CoA reductase, which controls the rate of cholesterol production in the body. This causes the liver to make less cholesterol. Some of the common side effects seen with these drugs include nausea, constipation, and muscle aches. Among the conditions that you should let your healthcare provider know about before you take statins are liver disease, kidney disease, and any allergies (including allergies to foods, dyes, and preservatives).
(To read the full eMedTV article on these medications, click Statins. Among the topics covered are the effects of statins, general dosing guidelines, and safety concerns to be aware of. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)