According to the American Heart Association, there are five main types of cholesterol-lowering medications.
Every year, more than 400 million prescriptions are filled with generic medications in the United States.
These medications make it easier to take care of coronary artery disease. They have helped many people stay healthy and avoid heart attacks.
Adding anything to your regular diet to improve your health or healing is considered a dietary supplement.
High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined.
Along with diet and exercise, treatment to lower cholesterol may include the B vitamin niacin combined with drugs such as statins.
Although most medications are safe when you take them the right way, some drugs can cause dizziness, loss of consciousness, bleeding, irregular heartbeats, and other side effects in some cases.
These medications are life-giving and powerful. It's important to take them just as your doctor has prescribed.
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