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5 Reasons to Stop or Switch Statins
Should you take a statin?
by Denise Mann
Statinsa class of drug that includes atorvastatin (Lipitor), simvastatin (Zocor), and othersare among the most effective drugs for lowering cholesterol. They are also among the most widely prescribed drugs of all time.
Like other drugs, however, statins have potentially serious side effects, and there are instances in which they should not be taken. Here is a rundown of things you should look out for if you are taking a statin, and times when you should steer clear of the drugs altogether.
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