Features April 2017 Issue

Understand When High-Intensity Statins Are the Right Choice

There are seven types of statins on the market. Most of them have a generic version. The right dosage depends on your current LDL level.

Understand When High-Intensity Statins Are the Right Choice

Cholesterol-lowering statins are effective and generally safe, but the right dose for you depends on a number of factors, including lifestyle.

If you’re on a statin, take a look at the type of statin and the dosage. Is the dosage high, moderate, or low? Is your statin considered one of the more powerful cholesterol-lowering drugs or is it a mild version of this widely prescribed class of medications?

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