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Lipid-lowering medicines

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Introduction
Statins are a group of medicines that can help lower rates of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (so-called "bad cholesterol") in the blood.
When statins may be used
Statins are most often recommended if you have cardiovascular disease (CVD) or are at a high risk of developing it in the near future.
Cautions and interactions
Statins should not be taken if you have severe liver disease or blood tests suggest your liver may not be working properly.
Side effects of statins
Like all medications, statins can cause side effects. However, most people tolerate them well and don't experience any problems.