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Cholesterol Tablet


When you take a cholesterol report, (more technically know as Lipid Profile), you get a series of parameters such as HDL, LDL, VLDL, Triglycerides etc.

How are they all different? – Understanding the Lipid Profile Report – Read our article here

So how does your cholesterol tablet reduce these levels for you?

What does the Cholesterol Tablet do?

The cholesterol drug belongs to a category called Statin. As mentioned in our earlier article, majority of the cholesterol is made in our liver itself. Statins blocks the process in our liver, by inhibiting one of the main enzyme used for making cholesterol. This enzyme is called “HMG-CoA Reductase”

Hence statins are scientifically referred to as “HMG-CoA reductase Inhibitors

These drugs are available in many brand names such as – 

  • Atorvastatin (Aztor, Atorva, Atorlip)
  • Rosuvastatin (Rosuvas, Rosyn)
  • Pitavastatin (Flovas)
  • Simvastatin (Simvotin, Simcard, Zosta)
  • Pravastatin (Pravator)
  • Lovastatin (Rovacor, Aztatin, Lovameg)


Side Effects

Statins may cause muscle pain, diarrhoea, headache etc. Long term dependance on statin tablets to manage cholesterol can even cause diabetes.

However, for a person whose cholesterol levels are very high, the benefits of taking a statin tablet far out weighs these side effects.

That said, as a long term fix towards managing cholesterol levels and a healthy heart, it is ALWAYS better to make life style corrections through diet & exercises to manage the blood cholesterol levels.

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Published : - 03/16/2020

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