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Differences Between Hydrophilic and Lipophilic Statins

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Comparing Different Statins
Choosing the Right Statin for You​

Not all statins are the same. Some important factors to consider when choosing a statin include:​

  • What statin dose do I require?​
  • Am I at a higher risk of statin side effects?​
  • Will the statin interact with anything else I take?​

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Risk Factors for Statin Side Effects
9.1% of People are Statin Intol​erant

Statin intolerance is when someone cannot take their statin therapy due to side-effects or adverse events they experience. Certain risk factors that increase your chances including:

  • Being female: 47.9% increase risk​
  • Being older: 33.1% increased risk​
  • Having hypothyroidism: 39.6% increased risk​
  • Being overweight: 30.6% increased risk

Learn more about additional statin intolerance risk factors here and what you can do.

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Statins and CoQ10

Studies have shown that statins can lower CoQ10 levels. The clinical impact of this is not well known. Statins effect on CoQ10 levels is dose-dependent, with the greatest effect being seen with high-dose statins. Data suggests that some statins, like pitavastatin may have less of an effect on these changes.

Learn about statins and CoQ10.

Statins and Muscle Pain

One of the side-effects associated with statin use is muscle pain. It is the #1 reason people stop taking statins. While you may experience a side-effect like muscle pain while taking one statin that may not be the case for another dose or statin option.

Learn more about statins and muscle pain.

5 Things to Know About Pitavastatin

Pitavastatin is a third-generation statin. It has a reduced potential to interact with other medications due to the unique ways in which our body processes it.

Click to learn 5 things about pitavastatin.

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