Cholesterol-Lowering Meds: 11 Must-Know Facts

Prescription drugs to lower high cholesterol are effective but have side effects (12 Photos)

Laurie Tarkan on Sep 8, 2011 at 4:19PM

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Cholesterol-Lowering Meds: 11 Must-Know Facts

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Are You on Statin Island?

If your cholesterol levels have crept up, chances are your doctor has talked to you about taking a statin -- a cholesterol-lowering drug -- or perhaps you’re already popping one. If so, you’ve got plenty of company: An estimated 255 million prescriptions for cholesterol-lowering statins were filled in 2010, with the numbers increasing every year. Here’s the most up-to-date info you need if you’re considering taking a statin or if you’re already on one.

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