Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Yes most of the time

Drs use these drugs to reduce the cholesterol and reduce cardiovascular events in certain high risk populations.
Its side effects are monitered by your doctor. Labs for liver enzymes and muscle damage are drawn on a regular basis. Its a safe drug used over a long time period if used properly. Like anything else risk vs benefit should be evaluated when starting a pt on a medicine.

In brief: Yes most of the time

Drs use these drugs to reduce the cholesterol and reduce cardiovascular events in certain high risk populations.
Its side effects are monitered by your doctor. Labs for liver enzymes and muscle damage are drawn on a regular basis. Its a safe drug used over a long time period if used properly. Like anything else risk vs benefit should be evaluated when starting a pt on a medicine.
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