Pros and Cons of Statin Drugs

There are pros and cons of taking statins. The most important advantage of this prescription medication is it's cholesterol lowering ability. Statins lower your LDL or "bad" cholesterol levels, raise your HDL or "good" cholesterol levels, and lower your triglycerides. The other pros are that statins can also reduce inflammation and the risk of stroke and heart attack in patients with heart disease. The cons of statin drugs mostly include the side effects which include muscle pain, liver damage, and rash. Statins may also have serious reactions to other medications. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about statin therapy.

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