Statin Drugs are On the Rise

Falling Pills

Statin drugs have taken over mainstream media recently on the news and major network daytime talk shows… but what are they?

Statins are used to lower your cholesterol. Too much bad cholesterol in your blood can stick to the walls of your arteries causing narrowing or even blockage of proper blood flow. When exercise and diet does not reduce your levels of bad cholesterol, you may need a statin to interfere with your liver’s production of natural cholesterol.

Safe for most people, prescriptions are required and they are NOT safe for pregnant women or those with liver diseases. They can also have adverse reactions when interacting with other medications.

Always ask you pharmacist about drug interactions!
Researchers have been looking at other conditions that may be controlled or improved with the use of statins such as some cancers, bone health, diabetes, muscle diseases and more.