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you about Side Effects Of Cholesterol Medicine. Also don’t forget to subscribe for more tips
in the future! But back to our topic. Any prescription medication can have side
effects. Most of these are not pleasant. The reasoning of why we put up with these side
effects is that it is better to deal with them than the condition which the medication
treats – in this case, elevated cholesterol levels. Such drugs work to lower cholesterol
which, in turn, reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. There are two popular classes of drugs used
to treat high cholesterol. They are specifically aimed at lowering LDL cholesterol. One is
the group known as statins and the others are bile acid sequestrants.The most well known
of the latter group is Niacin (nicotinic acid) which comes in both prescription form and
as a dietary supplement. Popular statin brands are Lipitor, Crestor, Zocor, and Pravachol.
Both classes of cholesterol medicine can have troublesome side effects. Higher doses of
statins may be associated with a greater risk of side effects such that side effects tend
to be dose-related and may disappear after reducing the dosage or, if necessary, withdrawing
the medication. However, even if side effects are experienced, cholesterol medication should
not normally be discontinued without consulting a physician. But speak to your doctor immediately.
Do not wait for your next visit. Side Effects Of Cholesetrol Lowering Drugs
include: Constipation. Nausea. Loss of appetite. Pain in the upper right part of the stomach. Fever. Flu-like symptoms. Hoarseness. Extreme tiredness. Lack of energy. Rash, hives or itching. Muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness. Yellowing of the skin or eyes. Unusual bleeding or bruising. Difficulty breathing or swallowing. Swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips,
eyes, hands, feet, ankles or lower legs. Lowering Cholesterol Medication Should Not
Be Taken In Isolation. In addition to taking a cholesterol-lowering
medication, making certain changes in your daily lifestyle can also lower your cholesterol
blood levels. Eating a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol with little to no grains
and sugars and exercising for 30 minutes on most, if not all days, will make a big difference.
As will losing weight if you are overweight. Eliminating sugar and grains will inevitably
cause beneficial side effects, such as normalizing your weight, increasing your energy and lowering
your blood pressure and triglycerides. Lifestyle changes will work in the majority of cases
of high cholesterol so why not try those first and give yourself the chance to avoid the
cholesterol medicine side effects. Your physician will be able to advise you on this. That’s it! Thank you.
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