Cholesterol Medications

Unhealthy levels of cholesterol in your blood can lead to the build up of plaque in the arteries, causing restricted blood flow to vital organs—particularly the heart. Cholesterol medications help to lower cholesterol levels to protect your heart and arteries.

Latest heart condition Cholesterol Medications Reviews

Lipitor


 

Pros: Lipitor is often prescribed after non-drug treatments have not been fully successful at lowering cholesterol (e.g., diet change, increase in exercise, weight loss if overweight).

Cons: Diarrhea or stomach/abdominal pain may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. This drug may infrequently cause muscle problems (which can rarely lead to a very serious condition called rhabdomyolysis). Tell your doctor immediately if you develop any of these symptoms: muscle pain/tenderness/weakness (especially with fever or unusual tiredness), change in the amount of urine.

By TRKnight2007

Crestor (Rosuvastatin)


 

Pros: In 2008, research emerged that rosuvastatin could reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, and other vascular complications in patients with elevated C-reactive protein but no other risk factors.

Cons: This drug may infrequently cause muscle problems (which can rarely lead to a very serious condition called rhabdomyolysis). Tell your doctor immediately if you develop any of these symptoms: muscle pain/tenderness/weakness (especially with fever or unusual tiredness), change in the amount of urine. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these highly unlikely but very serious side effects occur: yellowing eyes and skin, dark urine, stomach/abdominal pain, severe nausea, vomiting, fatigue. A serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), dizziness, trouble breathing.

By TRKnight2007