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A 42-year-old male asked:

Should i be concerned about taking cholesterol medication?

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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: You should be concerned about the fact that your cholesterol is abnormal enough to warrant medication. Most of the treatments are well tolerated; however if you were to modify your diet and possibly your weight you most likely would not need the medication in the first place. Check with your doctor to discuss.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Cardiology 47 years experience
Cholesterol: More concern should be directed to a high cholesterol as for every 1mg elevation over 200 increases the risk of coronary artery disease by 1%. Discuss side effects with your doctor.

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Are there any downsides to taking cholesterol medication for life?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Every medication: has side effects. But your doctor has determined that your medication's benefits outweigh its risks. Statins are generally tolerated without complication by most patients.

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Last updated Mar 14, 2019

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