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Do statins reduce the power of the immune system or enhance it?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

There really is no such thing as an "immune booster, " other than as a means for supplement manufacturers to get people to buy their supplements.
There are immune suppressants such as steroids and chemotherapy drugs, but statins are not among them.

In brief: No

There really is no such thing as an "immune booster, " other than as a means for supplement manufacturers to get people to buy their supplements.
There are immune suppressants such as steroids and chemotherapy drugs, but statins are not among them.
Dr. Gary Steven
Dr. Gary Steven
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Dr. Andrew Oswari
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: CoQ10

It may not hinder your immune system but it definitely can cause fatigue and muscle aches.
One way to help prevent this is to take coenzyme q10.

In brief: CoQ10

It may not hinder your immune system but it definitely can cause fatigue and muscle aches.
One way to help prevent this is to take coenzyme q10.
Dr. Andrew Oswari
Dr. Andrew Oswari
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Dr. Gerald Lee
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Anti-inflammatory

Statins not only reduce cholesterol but they also appear to reduce inflammation caused by the immune system. Unfortunately clinical trials for diseases like asthma have not found benefit.
Some patients get more nasopharyngitis or urinary tract infections according to the package insert.

In brief: Anti-inflammatory

Statins not only reduce cholesterol but they also appear to reduce inflammation caused by the immune system. Unfortunately clinical trials for diseases like asthma have not found benefit.
Some patients get more nasopharyngitis or urinary tract infections according to the package insert.
Dr. Gerald Lee
Dr. Gerald Lee
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