Not all Patients are the Same. Not all Statins are the Same.
The good news about statins is that you have a lot of options. Not all statins are the same. There are important differences to consider about each statin that you should discuss with your healthcare provider. Some questions to ask them are:
- What statin dose should I take?
- What medications and supplements should I avoid while taking a statin?
- Can I drink grapefruit juice with this statin?
- What should I do if I experience statin side effects?
Studies Show that 9.1% of Patients Experience Statin Intolerance
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
- Increasing age: 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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