Statin Negative Effects

Although most people have no problems with statins, they are not free of negative effects. Because these medications are not suitable for everyone, make sure you talk to your healthcare provider about any possible problems that may apply to you. For instance, tell your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you may have and any other medications you are taking (including non-prescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements) before starting treatment with statins. Negative effects of these medications include potential side effects. Some of the most common side effects include:
Although negative effects of statins tend to be minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated, there are some serious side effects that require immediate medical attention. Contact your healthcare provider right away if you experience problems such as memory loss, dark urine, or difficulty breathing.
Other warnings and precautions with statins apply to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as people who have certain allergies (including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives). Also, you may not be able to take statins if you have certain medical conditions, such as liver disease or kidney disease.
(Click Statin Side Effects and Statin Warnings and Precautions for more information on negative effects that may occur with these medications.)
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