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Statins: Three supplements known to heighten the risk of potentially deadly side effects

Life & StyleStatins: Three supplements known to heighten the risk of potentially deadly side effects


Monika Wassermann, MD at oliolusso, explained: “Both statins and niacin function by quickening the elimination of excess cholesterol and limiting the cholesterol levels secreted by the liver.

“When taken together, the statins interact with niacin the release enzymes that inhibit the clearance of statins in the body system.

“This leads to the accumulation of statins like flucastatin, simvastatin, atorvastatin, and lovastatin, heightening the risk of rhabdomyolysis, liver failure and other side effects.”

If renal failure or liver damage occurs, prompt treatment offers the best chance of bringing a good outcome.



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