Cholesterol Medications And Alcohol Interactions - Cautions!

http://healthtopquestions.com/?p=1658Cholesterol medicine Statins is widely used in lowering down LDL cholesterol and prevent cardiovascular disease.  Statins leads to liver disease in around 2% patients.

When patients are under statins treatment, taking much alcohol would possibly hurt the patients’ liver function. Anyone using Statins and alcohol every day should consult the doctor.

The B vitamin Niacin may be used to lower total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. Taking alcohol during Niacin treatment may lead to flushing and itching.

If Niacin and alcohol are used together for a relatively long time, it may hurt the liver function.

Juxtapid (lomitapide) and Kynamro (mipomersen sodium) are medication for inherited high cholesterol. When combining alcohol, liver damage might occur.

Overall, when people are under cholesterol medication, alcohol intake has to be limited to one glass upmost each day.

 

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