ArrythmiaCoronary Artery DiseaseMedicationPreventionRelated ConditionsRisksStatins Heart Drug Side Effects & When You Can Expect Them Some heart drugs start operating immediately, while others take time to produce changes in the body. You should also know when to expect side effects. estaff Published: November 16, 2015 Updated: January 27, 2020 0 Print Email Facebook Twitter Statins, antiplatelets and other heart medications vary in time effectiveness and side effects. Whether treating hypertension or arrhythmia, it is crucial to know how your medications affect your body. To continue reading this article you must be a paid subscriber Subscribe Subscribe to Heart Advisor Get the next year of Heart Advisor for just $20. And access all of our online content - over 2,000 articles - free of charge. Subscribe today and save 38%. It's like getting 5 months FREE! Already Subscribed? Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password?