Statins

Side Effects of Statins

As with all medicines, statins can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes these drugs will experience problems. Most people tolerate them quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
Common side effects of statins include but are not limited to:
 
(Click Statin Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 

Drug Interactions

Statins can potentially interact with several other medicines (see your particular statin product on eMedTV.com for further information).
 

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking a statin if you have:
 
  • Liver disease, such as cirrhosis, liver failure, or hepatitis
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Statin Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 
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