Features August 2013 Issue

Statins Still a Wise Choice, Even as Side-Effect Concerns Linger

Patients should understand that changing doses and types of statins may be necessary to produce ideal results.

You’ve been prescribed a statin. And if you’re like millions of others trying to manage their cholesterol, you take the medication and enjoy the benefits with few complications. However, you may be among those who have experienced unpleasant side effects, or you’re worried about the risks associated with statins, so you’ve put off filling that prescription.

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