Were you looking for information about Statins? Staton is a common misspelling of statins.
Statins are approved to treat high cholesterol. Because these prescription medications are HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, they work by inhibiting a particular enzyme that controls cholesterol production. As a result, the liver produces less cholesterol. Although most people tolerate statins well, these medications are not suitable for everyone. Before starting treatment with a statin medication, tell your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you may have and any other medications you are taking (including vitamins and herbal supplements). Possible side effects of statins include muscle aches, headaches, and nausea.
(For the complete eMedTV article on these medications, click Statins. This article offers an in-depth look at how these drugs work to lower cholesterol and offers tips on when and how to take them. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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