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Are statins safe?
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
10 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Statin medications used to treat high cholesterol are considered safe.
As with all medications and medical procedures, we weigh the risks vs. The benefits. The risks of statins is very low (may adversely affect the liver but this is rare) and the benefits are great (significant reduction in heart disease and stroke.) discuss this with your doctor, in light of your individual medical conditions.

In brief: Yes
Statin medications used to treat high cholesterol are considered safe.
As with all medications and medical procedures, we weigh the risks vs. The benefits. The risks of statins is very low (may adversely affect the liver but this is rare) and the benefits are great (significant reduction in heart disease and stroke.) discuss this with your doctor, in light of your individual medical conditions.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Usually
For the vast majority of people they are very safe.
For a minority they can irritate the liver or muscles and must be stopped.

In brief: Usually
For the vast majority of people they are very safe.
For a minority they can irritate the liver or muscles and must be stopped.
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
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