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?
9.1% of People are Statin Intolerant
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.
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.