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High Cholesterol

What is the Correct Lipitor Dosage?

Doctors most often prescribe Lipitor for treating high cholesterol. This statin actually lowers the amount of bad cholesterol- LDL- and increases the levels of HDL, or good cholesterol, in the body.  

High Cholesterol

What is Simvastatin?

Simvastatin belongs to the family of drugs known as statins. They each work to control cholesterol levels in the body. If your doctor has prescribed this drug for you, then it is likely that your 'bad' cholesterol (known as LDL cholesterol), ...

High Cholesterol

What is Simvastatin Used for?

Simvastatin is one of the most effective drugs for treating high cholesterol. It can actually regulate cholesterol levels so that healthy cholesterol, HDL, is more prevalent in the body. This has a powerful effect on the heart, the cardiovascular sys...

High Cholesterol

What is Lisinopril Used for?

There are certain substances, that once introduced into your body, will start to collect in the blood vessels. They won’t flow through those vessels and go to where they are needed. Instead, your body will recognise that you have too much of th...

High Cholesterol

What is Lipitor Used for?

Lipitor, known by the generic name atorvastatin calcium trihydrate, is a useful statin for controlling cholesterol levels within the body. For people whose cholesterol is too high, who are overweight, who have heart disease or who are at risk of any ...

High Cholesterol

What do Statins do?

You might already know that statins are used to lower the cholesterol levels in those people who have too much LDL cholesterol. However, you may not fully understand how they work or what to really expect from them once you start taking the drug. Let...

High Cholesterol

What are Statins?

Statins are medications that have the ability to lower the amount of LDL cholesterol in the body. This is an unhealthy cholesterol which can be very dangerous to have too much of.

There are a number of different statins available. While they all s...

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Statins Side Effects

Statins can be used to regulate the levels of cholesterol in your body. They help to decrease the amount of unhealthy or bad cholesterol and increase the good cholesterol levels. Like any drug, there is the potential for side effects.

High Cholesterol