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Drugs lowering bad LDL cholesterol

Statins in lowering bad cholesterol

Statins are a group of drugs that lower blood LDL cholesterol levels by affecting the metabolism of fats. They are used for more than 30 years and generally are considered to be quite safe.

Note! Contraindication to its use is liver failure and kidney disease, which can severely damage - so prior to treatment need to be examined. During therapy every six months should also examine the blood on liver tests and GFR (kidney filtration rate).

The side effects of statins

Their use should abandon people who are taking anti-fungal drugs and certain antibiotics (eg, erythromycin, clarithromycin, telithromycin), antidepressant nefazodone based.

Note! Statin therapy does not relieve the low-cholesterol diet.

Side effects of statins can also be a weakness, urticaria, headache, discomfort on the part of the digestive tract - nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea.

Note! In case of severe symptoms, you should consult a doctor to replace the drug or the dose reduced.

The most effective and safe statins

Recently the most effective and safe statin is considered to Atoris, Atorvasterol, Simvasterol, Sortis, Tulip.

In people with high cholesterol often increases levels of triglycerides - as a danger to the arterial fat. Your doctor may then prescribe lakes of fibrates. (e.g. Lipanthyl).


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