Questions About Statins
Nov 01, 2015 08:44PM
According to MayoClinic.org, statins work by blocking a substance the body needs to make cholesterol and may also help the body reabsorb cholesterol that has built up in plaques on artery walls, preventing further blockage in blood vessels and heart attacks. These medications are more commonly known as atorvastatin (Lipitor), fluvastatin (Lescol), lovastatin (Altoprev), pitavastatin (Livalo), pravastatin (Pravachol), rosuvastatin (Crestor) and simvastatin (Zocor). But even the MayoClinic notes that “doctors are far from knowing everything about statins” even though they are the second-most prescribed medication in the United States, according to WebMD.com.
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