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What do statins do?

Find out how statins work and who should take them.

Cholesterol and atherosclerosis

Learn about what causes high cholesterol, what the risk factors are and what the consequences can be.

Taking statins

Understand the importance of taking your statin medication.

Statin side effects

Learn about possible side effects of taking statin medication.

Your statin

Your guide to statin medication

This website is for people who have been prescribed a statin to lower their cholesterol.

High cholesterol can lead to a number of health problems, such as atherosclerosis (hardening and narrowing of the arteries), angina, heart attack, stroke or mini-stroke.

Once prescribed, it is important to keep taking your statin every day, to help to prevent these health problems from developing or recurring.


What is cholesterol?

Lowering your cholesterol levels reduces the risk of heart health problems.


Taking and stopping statins

Taking statins can help lower your cholesterol levels.