Choosing the Right Statin for You
There are several statin options available. Each have slight differences. Some things to discuss with your healthcare provider to help you decide which statin is right for you include:
- What dose of statin should I take?
- Will a statin interact with any food or medications I take?
- Am I at risk of statin intolerance?
- Which statin has the fewest side effects?
~9.1% of Those Who Take Statins Will 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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