What are "statin" drug side-effects?
Statins are a widely prescribed class of medicines that lower the level of “bad” cholesterol in the blood. Because most of the cholesterol in our blood is not from foods we eat, rather it is produced in the liver by our own bodies, statin drugs work by blocking the production of cholesterol at its source in the liver. However beneficial, the statins do have some unintended side-effects on your body. They also deplete vital cell nutrients, including coenzyme Q10 among others not easily obtained in your normal diet. PRiORA™ is specifically formulated to counteract this problem and its many consequences. If your doctor has prescribed one of the statin drugs for you, please order PRiORA™ today so you can begin to feel the health benefits of PRiORA™ for yourself.
Brand names of commonly prescribed statin drugs are listed below. Notice that the generic names (in parentheses) all end in "...statin".
- Lipitor (atorvastatin)
- Crestor (rosuvastatin)
- Zocor (simvastatin)
- Lescol (fluvastatin)
- Mevacor (lovastatin)
- Pravachol (pravastatin)
- Livalo (pitavastatin)
The most common side-effects of statins are muscle pain and weakness (myalgia), digestive trouble, chronic fatigue, and forgetfulness. Up to 30% of statin users experience muscle pain as a side-effect.