Cholesterol Drugs Side Effects

Medicines for treating high cholesterol include:

  • Advicor® (niacin extended-release/lovastatin)
  • Altoprev® (lovastatin extended-release)
  • Caduet® (amlodipine and atorvastatin)
  • Crestor® (rosuvastatin)
  • Juvisync® (sitagliptin/simvastatin)
  • Lescol® (fluvastatin)
  • Lescol XL (fluvastatin extended-release)
  • Lipitor® (atorvastatin)
  • Liptruzet™ (ezetimibe/atorvastatin)
  • Livalo® (pitavastatin)
  • Mevacor® (lovastatin)
  • Pravachol® (pravastatin)
  • Simcor® (niacin extended-release/simvastatin)
  • Vytorin® (ezetimibe/simvastatin)
  • Zocor® (simvastatin)

In the side effects list of cholesterol drugs, liver dysfunction is one of the most serious. Patients taking cholesterol drugs should avoid alcohol, to prevent severe liver damage.

Other side effects include headache, muscle pain, nausea, rash, weakness.

 

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