If you are currently on statins for your high cholesterol, you can use our online service to conveniently order a further supply of your medicine without the need to see your doctor face to face.
All you have to do is fill in a simple questionnaire and choose the treatment you require. Our online doctors will assess your answers and issue a prescription for your high cholesterol medicine to be dispensed and dispatched to you from our registered UK pharmacy.
Our online doctor and pharmacy service is completely safe and secure to use. We send all medicine in plain discreet packaging and deliveries have to be signed for. DrFelix offers all types of statins licensed in the UK. Please note this is only a repeat supply service and your regular doctor must have already assessed you in person and prescribed you the medicine you are requesting online.
Complete a short consultation before selecting your medication. All our consultations are approved by a UK Medical Doctor.
Summary of available medications
|Simvastatin 10mg/20mg/40mg/80mg||12 week supply||From £16.99|
|Atorvastatin 10mg/20mg/40mg/80mg||12 week supply||From £16.99|
|Lipitor 10mg/20mg/40mg||12 week supply||From £58.99|
|Crestor 5mg/10mg/20mg/40mg||12 week supply||From £69.99|
|Fluvastatin 20mg/40mg||12 week supply||From £19.99|
|Pravastatin 10mg/20mg/40mg||12 week supply||From £16.99|
|Simvastatin 10mg||12 week supply||£16.99|
|Simvastatin 20mg||12 week supply||£16.99|
|Simvastatin 40mg||12 week supply||£16.99|
|Simvastatin 80mg||12 week supply||£16.99|
|Atorvastatin 10mg||12 week supply||£16.99|
|Atorvastatin 20mg||12 week supply||£16.99|
|Atorvastatin 40mg||12 week supply||£16.99|
|Atorvastatin 80mg||12 week supply||£16.99|
|Lipitor 10mg||12 week supply||£58.99|
|Lipitor 20mg||12 week supply||£99.99|
|Lipitor 40mg||12 week supply||£99.99|
|Crestor 5mg||12 week supply||£69.99|
|Crestor 10mg||12 week supply||£69.99|
|Crestor 20mg||12 week supply||£98.99|
|Crestor 40mg||12 week supply||£114.99|
|Fluvastatin 20mg||12 week supply||£19.99|
|Fluvastatin 40mg||12 week supply||£19.99|
|Pravastatin 10mg||12 week supply||£16.99|
|Pravastatin 20mg||12 week supply||£16.99|
|Pravastatin 40mg||12 week supply||£16.99|
What is cholesterol?Cholesterol is a lipid substance which is important for the body to function normally. Cholesterol can be found in a selection of foods but mainly it is produced naturally by the liver. This lipid substance joins with proteins in your body to be transported to cells or back to the liver. When the combination of this fatty wax and the protein occurs; it leads to what is commonly known as either ‘good cholesterol’ or ‘bad cholesterol’.
What is HDL and LDL?HDL is good cholesterol and LDL is bad cholesterol, both are measured by doing a blood test. HDL or good cholesterol occurs when lipoprotein (combination of lipid and protein) is directed back to the liver to be broken down and passed out of the body as waste. LDL lipoprotein (bad cholesterol) occurs when the lipoprotein is absorbed by the cells in excess and the cells are unable to use it. This can lead to a build-up in the arteries and disease.
What can cause high cholesterol?High cholesterol can be caused by a range of factors related to diet, fitness, and your weight. These can all be manipulated to reduce cholesterol levels in your body. One of the simplest steps is to reduce intake of saturated and trans fats to control cholesterol. However, some other factors are more difficult factors which can develop high cholesterol or increase it are genetics, liver disease, kidney disease, some medications, under active thyroid and polycystic ovary syndrome.
What are the risks associated with high cholesterol?High cholesterol can lead to a stroke or heart attack within an estimated ten years. The risk of a stroke or heart attack resulting from high cholesterol is increased by the following factors:
- Family history of heart disease or stroke
- Ethnic origin
- Being overweight or obese
- Alcohol consumption
- Unhealthy diet
What are statins?Statins is name for a group of medicine used to treat high cholesterol. Statins contain active ingredients which stop the chemical responsible for making cholesterol in the liver. There is a wide variety of statins available in the UK and the most common one is simvastatin. Your GP will usually monitor your reaction to simvastatin and may change you to another suitable one; some other popular statins are Lipitor and Crestor.
Symptoms of High Cholesterol
High cholesterol is called the silent killer since in most people with high cholesterol, there is no display of any obvious symptoms.
Some signs to indicate you may have high cholesterol can be:
- Angina (narrowing of the arteries that feed the heart)
- Heart attack (block in the arteries that feed the heart)
- Pain whilst walking (block in artery which feeds led muscles)
Some other signs to watch out for:
- Immediate family like parents or siblings with high cholesterol
- Immediate family if any have had a heart attack before the age of 50 (men) and 60 (women).
- If you have type 2 diabetes
- Lack of physical activity
Statins are a group of medicines recommended for those with a greater risk of cardiovascular disease resulting from high levels of cholesterol. They block the chemical which produces cholesterol in the liver and reduce levels of cholesterol in the blood, particularly low-density lipoprotein known as the bad cholesterol. Most statins are tablets taken once a day and it may be necessary to take them indefinitely to avoid high levels of cholesterol returning. Medication to treat high cholesterol should be supported by lifestyle changes such as improving diet and increasing exercise.
In general, there are very few side effects resulting from the use of statins although each statin is associated with different potential side effects. Refer to patient information leaflets for individual side effects for the statin you are prescribed.
Simvastatin / also known as Zocor
Rare side effects of Simvastatin include:
- Low red blood cell count
- Numbness or weakness of the arms and legs
- Digestive disturbances
- Tingling sensation
Serious side effects of Simvastatin include:
- Muscle pain
- Inflammation of the liver
If these effects are experienced you should stop taking Simvastatin / Zocor and contact a doctor immediately.
Do not take Simvastatin if you:
- are pregnant or breastfeeding
- are allergic to Simvastatin, similar medicines or any of the other ingredients contained
- have liver problems
Take addition precaution and inform your doctor if you:
- drink large amounts of alcohol
- have ever had liver disease
- are due to have an operation