Even Journal — Statins


Fluvastatin Side Effects: What They Are and What You Can Do About Them

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women across nearly every age and ethnic group.   Heart disease is responsible for approximately one out of every four deaths in the United States, and it is often preventable.   Conditions like high blood pressure and high cholesterol are the leading contributors to heart disease and are extremely common.   High cholesterol, a condition which causes no obvious symptoms, contributes to an increased risk of heart disease, heart attack, and stroke, but many people are unaware that they have the condition.   The...


Grapefruit and Statins: What You Need to Know

Grapefruit and grapefruit juice can cause dangerous interactions with certain statin medications that increase your likelihood of experiencing side effects, including atorvastatin (Lipitor), simvastatin (Zocor), and lovastatin (Mevacor).